War Memorial Donald Barrett Baexem

War memorial dedicated to Donald Barrett, 24 years old, who was part of the Royal Welch Fusiliers. He died on November 16, 1944 in Baexem during the clearing of a mine field, on the connecting road between Baexem and Heythuysen.

Operation Mallard started on November 14, 1944. On November 17, 1944 Leudal was liberated. This memorial honours the British soldiers and their divisions that took part during this military campaign.

The following British divisions fought here in Leudal

53rd Welsh Division (02-11-1944 / 16-12-1944)
51st Scottish Highland Division (07-11-1944 / 25-11-1944)
15th Scottish infantry Division (16-12-1944 / 22-01-1945)
11th Armoured Division (16-12-1944 / 16-02-1945)
4th Armoured Brigade (10-11-1944 / 16-02-1945)
6th Airborne Division (22-01-1945 / 20-02-1945)
Lest we forget

When you go home tell them of us and say - For your tomorrow we gave our today.

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Source

  • Text: Marcus Vankan
  • Photos: Marcus Vankan