Dutch War Graves Cemetery Laurentius

On the Roman Catholic Cemetery Laurentius are 3 Dutch War Graves. Both are soldiers who died in May 1940, Soldier L.A.A. Carpaij and Soldier W.A. de Leeuw.

On the Roman Catholic Cemetery Laurentius is also a grave with five civilian casualties. They are five children from one family who was killed by a German V1 (flying bomb).

Dutch text on the tombstone (translated to English):
[I]HERE REST
OUR CHILDREN
BORN IN DEN HOUT AND
DECEASED IN THE
FATAL NIGHT
OF 22 JAN. 1945 IN BREDA

JOKE - 22-5-1931
ANNIE - 9-8-1932
ADRIE - 14-7-1934
CORRIE - 9-1-1936
JOSKE - 13-6-1937

THAT THEY REST IN PEACE
IS THE DEAR WISH OF
THEIR PARENTS

ADR. THE JONGH
VD ELSHOUT[/ i]

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Source

  • Text: TracesOfWar.nl
  • Photos: TracesOfWar.com

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