jonkerbos war cemetery

JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY

JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY​

HISTORY INFORMATION
The Netherlands fell to the Germans in May 1940 and was not re-entered by Allied forces until September 1944.

Nijmegen was a front line town from 17 September 1944 until February 1945. An initial temporary cemetery was created by No. 3 Casualty Clearing station, in a wooded area known as Jonkers Bosch, from which it took its name. The war cemetery was established, after the war, nearby.

Jonkerbos War Cemetery contains 1,629 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 99 of them unidentified, and 13 war graves of other nationalities.
  1. PARAS Stevens, Thomas

    SURNAME Stevens FORENAME Thomas UNIT 156 Bn RANK Private NUMBER 3606335 DATE OF DEATH 18th September 1944 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Jonkerbos War Cemetery,Netherlands Sp.Mem. 8.B.6 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born London E resided Blackpool,Lancashire KIA when Dakota 43-15180 shot...
  2. PARAS Roberts, Kenneth (Darkie)

    SURNAME Roberts FORENAME Kenneth (Darkie) UNIT 21 Independent Company RANK Private NUMBER 10664491 DATE OF DEATH 29th September 1944 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Jonkerbos War Cemetery,Netherlands 15.B.3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Stoke-on-Trent,Staffordshire son of Jack and Anne...
  3. SAS Edwards, Alfred Ronald

    SURNAME Edwards FORENAME Alfred Ronald UNIT 2 SAS RANK Sapper NUMBER 2000885 DATE OF DEATH 18th April 1945 AGE 30 GRAVESITE Jonkerbos War Cemetery,Netherlands 14.E.6 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Royal Engineers born 29.09.1917, Swansea, Glamorgan resided Swansea...
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