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Commonwealth War Graves Roman Catholic Cemetery Brielle

The Brielle Roman Catholic cemetery contains one Commonwealth war grave. It's the grave of Seaman John Cook of the Royal Naval Reserve (Patrol Service). He served on the H.M.S. Cayton Wyke, which was sunk on 8 July 1940 by a German torpedo boat in the English Chanel. Cook was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.

In the database of the Commonwealth War Grave Commission, the grave is located in Oostvoorne.

During wartime this burial place was municipality Oostvoorne.

CWGC tekst: This cemetery is 5 kilometres from Oostvoorne on the outskirts of Brielle, some 200 metres north-west of the Catholic Church of Martelaren van Gorkum.

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  • Text: Pieter Schlebaum
  • Photos: Pieter Schlebaum (1), Fedor de Vries (2) & John Garth Cook (3)