Commonwealth War Cemetery Arnhem Oosterbeek
Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery contains the graves of most of those killed during the September landings, and many of those killed in later fighting in the area.
There are now 1,680 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery. 245 of the burials are unidentified and two casualties are commemorated by special memorials. There are also 73 Polish, three Dutch and three non-war (former Commission employees) graves in the cemetery.
The cemetery is also known as the Airborne Cemetery.
Click for more information on the overview at the bottom of the page.
- Text: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Photos: Barry van Veen (1,2,3) & Fedor de Vries (4,5)
Address and contactinformation
- Van Limburg Stirumweg
- WWII grade:
Where is it?
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- Betuws War Museum "The Island" 1944-1945
- Historical Museum Grenadiers and Hunters
- Exhibition WWll Town Hall Elst
Point of interest
- Former Hotel & Memorial 'Tafelberg'
- Landing Zone S
- Information Sign "Operation Market Garden" Oosterbeek
- Graves Resistance Fighters (Moscowa) Arnhem
- Commonwealth War Graves Heteren
- Commonwealth War Grave Driel
Amongst others, the following persons are buried here (Overview)
|Name||Date of death|
|Des Voeux, Sir, William Richard de Bacquencourt||September 20th, 1944|
|Groenewoud, Jacobus||September 23rd, 1944|
|Page, Michael Stuart "Mike"||September 20th, 1944|
|Ritson, Ernest Vivian "Teddy"||September 20th, 1944|
|Wilson, D.F.||September 17th, 1944|
- There is the same feeling, while looking at places were people lay, after dying in a conflict.
Its difficult to mantain a non visible emotion.
This cementery looks well mantained, and with nice details in the stones marking each grave.
War is almost over in Europe, save for the criminal acts of terrorism and ethnic conflicts.
Much to do in others parts of the world.
- By: Ángel M. Salcedo Oliver
- City: Zaragoza (España)
- Date and time: 30-12-2008 07:26:25