Commonwealth War Graves Hilversum

The Northern Cemetery is located in the north of Hilversum.
This cemetery and the buildings were designed by W. M. Dudok and became operational in 1929.

In this cemetery are 16 graves of fallen soldiers of the Commonwealth. 15 graves are in a row. The last fallen is separate.

The casualties are:

PRIVATE H. HALL AGE 28
PRIVATE R.H.C HYDE AGE 23
PRIVATE S. ONION AGE 31
PRIVATE L.C. HEART AGE 24
CORPORAL L.G.E. EHITEHALL AGE 32
PRIVATE D.E. WAIN AGE 27
PRIVATE T.V.H. ATKIN AGE 28
CORPORAL J. FISCHER AGE 25
LSJT O.W. HARTSHORN AGE 24
PRIVATE V.G. LANGLEY AGE 27
PRIVATE E.C. OBENEY
L. CPL R.J. WALLEY AGE 29
PRIVATE R. WOOD AGE 26
Above 13 soldiers were all killed on May 10, 1945,
and served under THE LEICESTERSHIRE REGT
They were killed by a serious accident with a German mine. The Germans had to hand in their weapons and ammunition and one of them threw a mine on a pile of ammunition. As a result, 13 Britisch Allies and a number of German soldiers died.

The remaining three soldiers are:
CORPORAL A. SPENCER JUNE 16, 1945 AGE 30 PIONEER CORPS
SERJEANT G.V. THOMPSON JULY 22, 1945 AGE 43 ROYAL SIGNALS
GUNNER F. CROWTHER MAY 30, 1945 AGE 32 ROYAL ARTILLERY




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Source

  • Text: Dick de Bruijne
  • Photos: Dick de Bruijne
  • https://groenegraf.blogspot.com/2019/05/5-mei-1945-het-was-in-de-dagen-net.html