Weerselo Roman Catholic Cemetery

Weerselo is a village 12 kilometres east of Almelo and 8 kilometres north-west of Oldenzaal on the Olderlzaal to Tubbergen road. From Bisschopstraat, the main road through Weerselo, turn into De Aanleg in the direction of Reutem. Follow this road into Legtenbergerstraat. The church is along here on the right and the cemetery is behind the church. Some of the Commonwealth war graves are in the far north-western corner, with the remainder being in the north-eastern part, near the eastern boundary. The Catholic church is about1 kilometre south-east of the village on the eastern side of the road to Reutum. The cemetery is just north of the church. Some of the graves are in the far north-western corner, the rest are in the north-eastern part, near the eastern boundary.


 

Besides the 2 know airmen there is a plot where 5 airmen are buried who are "Known unto god".
They have been buried here since their Halifax bomber crashed down in the night of 25-26 June 1942, in this night another Halifax bomber was lost probably this one crashed down in the North-Sea.
The crash in Weerselo (Dulder) was such a big explosion that nor the airmen nor the aircraft could be identified.
The names of the crew of both planes are known but there has never been a good investigation that could result in the identification of the 5 airmen buried here in Weerselo


 

No Name Rank Service# Regiment Date of Death Age Grave
1 ALLEN, REGINALD ARTHUR HENRY Flying Officer ( Nav. ) J/85623 Royal Canadian Air Force 23/03/1945 23 Plot. Row 17. Grave G
2 KILPATRICK, WILLIAM FREDERICK Flying Officer ( Pilot ) J/86304 Royal Canadian Air Force 23/03/1945 23 Plot. Row 17. Grave F

No. of Identified Casualties: 2

No. Of Unidentified Casualties 5

 

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