Commonwealth War Graves Castricum
Commonwealth forces suffered some casualties when the Netherlands fell to the Germans on 14 May 1940, and many more when the Allies returned between September 1944 and April 1945. In the intervening years, many airmen were shot down or crashed in raids on strategic objectives in the Netherlands, or while returning from missions over Germany. They now lie buried in cemeteries and churchyards all over the country. Castricum Protestant Churchyard contains 34 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, half of them unidentified. There is also one Dutch and one Polish war grave.
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- Text: Fedor de Vries
- Photos: Paul Moerenhout (1), Fedor de Vries (2) & Kaj Metz (3,4,5)
Address and contactinformation
- WWII grade:
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- Air War Museum Icarus et Mars 1940-1945
- Bunker Museum IJmuiden
- Atlantikwall Weapons & Ammunition Museum
Point of interest
- Remains Schnellboot Bunker "A"
- Festung IJmuiden - Küver 451a (W.N. 63 "Mammut")
- Schnellboot Bunker "B"
Amongst others, the following persons are buried here (Overview)
|Name||Date of death|
|Hurle, Cecil Herbert||May 13th, 1943|
|Lamb, John Alexander||December 21st, 1943|
|Noble, Mervyn Barnaby||June 29th, 1943|
|Scott, Denis Charles||September 4th, 1944|
|Smyth, John Stanley||July 26th, 1943|