War Cemetery's in The Netherlands

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"Pro amicis mortui amicis vivimus"
("We live in the hearts of friends for whom we died")

The 3 Canadian Cemetery's in The Netherlands

 

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Groesbeek
Canadian War Cemetery

 

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Holten
Canadian War Cemetery

 

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Bergen op Zoom
Canadian War Cemetery

 

The Canadian Forces casualties from 1914 to 1945

1914-18 War

1939-45 War

Both Wars

Identified Burials

Commemorated on Memorials

Identified Burials

Commemorated on Memorials

Identified Burials

Commemorated on Memorials

45,283

19,575

37,324

8,032

82,607

27,607

Total commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission: 110,214

 

Nijmegen
"Jonkersbos"
War cemetery

Bergen op Zoom
War Cemetery

Airborne
Arnhem - Oosterbeek
War Cemetery

 

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Nijmegen
"Jonkersbos"
War Cemetery

 

 

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Bergen op Zoom
War Cemetery

 

 

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Arnhem - Oosterbeek
War Cemetery

 

 

The United Kingdom Forces Casualties from 1914 to 1945

1914-18 War

1939-45 War

Both Wars

Identified Burials

Commemorated on Memorials

Identified Burials

Commemorated on Memorials

Identified Burials

Commemorated on Memorials

477,570

440,745

244,537

105,829

721,107

546,574

Total commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission: 1,268,681

A typical Commonwealth War Cemetery is surrounded by a masonry wall,
with wrought iron gates at the entrance.
In larger sites a historical notice gives an account of the conflict,
in which those commemorated in the cemetery died and the history of the cemetery.
A register for the cemetery is also likely to be found within a bronze register box.
The central focus of many cemeteries is the Cross of Sacrifice,
designed by Blomfield - to represent the faith of the majority -,
which ranges in height between 4.5m and 9m depending on the size of the cemetery.
Where there are more than 1,000 burials, the cemetery will contain a Stone of Remembrance,
designed by Lutyens - to represent those of all faiths and none -,
3.5m long x 1.5m high with three steps leading up to it.
The cemeteries contain headstones of a standard pattern,
usually set in perfectly straight rows.
At the top of each headstone is engraved the national emblem or the service or regimental badge,
followed by the rank, name, unit, date of death, age and the appropriate religious emblem.
At the foot of the headstone there is, in many cases, an inscription chosen by the relatives.

Loenen (Gem Apeldoorn)
Ereveld Loenen

Ereveld Kennemerduinen
Overveen

Militair Ereveld
Grebbeberg Rhenen

 

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Ereveld Loenen

 

 

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Overveen Cemetery

 

 

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Militair ereveld

 

 

Members of 617 Sqn "Dambusters"

 

 

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Guy Penrose Gibson DFC and Bar, DSO and Bar, VC
WingCommander

 

 

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Leslie Gordon Knight DSO
Flight Lieutenant

 

 

General Cemetery's

 

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Almelo General Cemetery

 

 

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Diepenheim General Cemetery

 

 

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Winterswijk Cemetery

 

 

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Amersfoort
"Rusthof" General Cemetery

 

 

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Enschede
"Oosterbegraafplaats"

 

 

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West Terschelling
General Cemetery

 

 

Hellendoorn Cemetery

 

Texel General Cemetery

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Aalten General Cemetery

 

Margraten (L)
U.S. War Cemetery

Texel Georgian (CCCP)
War Cemetery

 

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Margraten U.S. War Cemetery

 

 

Texel Georgian (CCCP) War Cemetery

 

 

Road side Memorials in Twente

 

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Memorials

 

 

Memorial "Woeste Hoeve"
(Apeldoorn - Arnhem)

Memorial Varsseveld

 

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WoesteHoeve

 

 

Monument Varsseveld

 

 

Ysselstein (L)
German War Cemetery

 

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Ysselstein
German War Cemetery

 

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