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Belgian War Graves Nieuwpoort

The Memorial Hendrik Geeraert at the cemetery in Nieuwpoort mentions the names of 9 fallen soldiers and veterans of the First World War who were buried here: VANDECASTEELE Karel; VANOOST Karel; HILLEBRANDT Arthur; SWYNGEDAUW Cyrillius; VANNECKE D.; DE MEESTER Louis; DE MEESTER Arthur; BENDELS B.; VUYLSTEKE G.

There are the graves of military victims of the Second World War.
FRERE Louis, Nieuwpoort 14 May 1940.
GHEYSENS Jean-Louis, Belgian pilot 349 Squadron RAF, killed in an air battle over the beaches of Normandy on 8 June 1944.
VAN DE CASTEELE, Oostwinkel 28 mei 1940.

There are the graves of DE RUDDER André and BAETEMAN Norbert, resistance fighters, both executed in Leopoldsburg on 6 September 1944.
There are the graves of civilian victims of the Second World War, in most cases victims of aerial bombardment.

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  • Text: Luc Van Waeyenberge
  • Photos: Luc Van Waeyenberge