The original burial ground at Heverlee was on the opposite side of the lane. It was used after the liberation for burials from the 101st British General Hospital, which was then housed in Heverlee Girl's School close by.
In July 1946, the present cemetery was started and was used for burials brought in from a wide area round about. The cemetery now contains 977 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 37 of them unidentified. There are also 29 First World War burials which were brought into the cemetery from a number of communal cemeteries in the area, where their security and maintenance could not be guaranteed. In addtion to the Commonwealth burials, the cemetery also contains the graves of one American and 11 Polish airmen.
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