Commonwealth War Graves Oud-Leusden (Rusthof)
On this cemetery you are 226 Commonwealth war graves and six Polish war graves. Almost all of them are graves of aircrew of crashed aircraft.
This cemetery is being managed by the municipality of the city of Amersfoort but is situated just within the area belonging to the neighboring municipality of Leusden (or Oud-Leusden). On this graveyard about 400 victims of the Second World War have been laid to rest. There are also some First World war graves on this cemetery and also one American Vietnam war grave.
The cemetery was completely renovated in 2012, the trees that formerly stood among the graves have been replaced by grass. The 5th picture shows the old situation.
Click for more information on the overview at the bottom of the page.
- Text: Fedor de Vries & Paul Moerenhout
- Photos: Paul Moerenhout (1,2,3,4) & Anneke Moerenhout (5)
- DOEKE J. OOSTRA, Gesneuvelden in steen, Penn uitgeverij, Leeuwarden, 2009.
Address and contactinformation
- Dodeweg 31
3832 RE Leusden (Amersfoort)
- WWII grade:
Where is it?
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- Dutch Cavalry Museum
- Military Aviation Museum Soesterberg
- Camp Amersfoort (Polizeiliches Durchgangslager Amersfoort)
Point of interest
- The Man of Stone - Amersfoort Camp National Memorial
- Memorial Private Walter Strang
- Memorial for the Fallen Airmen
Amongst others, the following persons are buried here (Overview)
|Name||Date of death|
|Beckett, John Rogers||March 23rd, 1944|
|Rickinson, Leslie Arthur||May 13th, 1943|