Winterswijk (GLD) General Cemetery

Winterswijk, in the province of Gelderland, is 6 kilometres from the Dutch-German border,
on the secondary road to Osnabruck and Munster. It lies 68 kilometres east of Arnhem,
and 11 kilometres south-east of Groenlo. The cemetery is located in Waliensestraat on the way to Meddo.

At General Cemetery Winterswijk (Algemene Begraafplaats) are the graves of 49 allied soldiers,
40 Airmen and 9 Army.

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Due to the size of the cemetery there is just a little cross of sacrifice 4,5 mtrs tall.

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The British plot contains the graves of airmen who crashed or were shot down in the area from 1940 onwards,
and soldiers killed in the final phase of the battle which liberated Winterswijk.
It is in the north-western corner of the cemetery, in a section which was set aside for all war casualties
both Allied and enemy, after the war German victims where brought to Ysselstein.

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The Hins 1999 - 2002