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Commonwealth War Graves Vlaardingen

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.

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  • Text: Pieter Schlebaum
  • Photos: Dick de Bruijne (1), Hans van Ekelenburg (2), (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

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