The three collective Commonwealth wargraves on Emaus General Cemetery in Vlaardingen are situated in a prominent position in a Dutch Memorial Park of Honour together with one Dutch wargrave.
Commander Hill, Ordinary Seamen Higgs and Goshawk got killed when Loodsboot 19 hit a magnetic mine at the Nieuwe Waterweg between Vlaardingen en Maassluis in the morning of 10 May 1940. Aboard was a small part of the Dutch gold reserve, which had to be kept out of German hands.
We like to add more information about the casualties buried in these graves. If you know more about these graves, please contact us.
Do you have more information about this location? Inform us!
- Text: Pieter Schlebaum
- Photos: Dick de Bruijne (1), Hans van Ekelenburg (2)