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Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Netherlands
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:18 pm    Post subject: Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Netherlands Reply with quote

I visited this cemetery today. It is located at Oosterbeek, 7 km west of Arnhem in eastern Holland. In it lie buried more than 1,500 Allied casualties of the abortive attempt to take the Rhine bridge at Arnhem in September 1944. The film "A Bridge Too Far" has this operation as its subject matter, although it was in fact filmed at Deventer, 22 miles to the north. The historical facts are well-known, and the cemetery pays testimony to the bravery and heroism of those poor lads who gave their all in an attempt to release Holland and Belgium from the yoke of Nazi Germany. The area of Holland north of the rivers Rhine, Waal and Meuse had to wait for up to eight months for their final liberation. The failure of Operation Market Garden was the cause of that delay.

I am currently processing the 99 pictures of the graves of Scottish casualties, that lie buried at Oosterbeek. An image of the cemetery will also be provided as soon as that task is complete. If time allows, I shall also visit the Moscowa (sic) Cemetery in Arnhem.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Entrance


Stone of Remembrance


View of the southern half of the cemetery
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Private Thomas Gordon ANDERSON
Unit: Royal Army Medical Corps, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment), attd 6th Bn
Service number: 7397693
Relatives: Son of Donald Fletcher Anderson and of Christine Anderson, of Ayr.
Date of death 27 September 1944 at the age of 22
Interred: Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, grave 8. B. 14
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Staff Serjeant George Seymour BAXTER
Unit: Glider Pilot Regiment AAC, 2nd Wing
Service number: 2597407
Relatives: Son of John and Dinah Seymour Baxter, of Paisley, Renfrewshire.
Date of death 17 September 1944 at the age of 22
Interred: Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, grave 32. B. 4
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Private George Griffin BENSON
Unit: Parachute Regiment, 10th Bn
Service number: 2993424
Relatives: Son of Vaulceno and Mary Benson, of Glasgow.
Date of death 24 September 1944 at the age of 21
Interred: Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, grave 5. A. 3
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Flight Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) David Stenhouse BLACK
Unit: Royal Air Force Voluntary Reserve, 48 Sqdn
Service number: 1345869
Relatives: Son of David and Lilias Wight Black, of Bridgend, Midlothian; husband of Annie May Black.
Date of death 21 September 1944 at the age of 22
Interred: Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, grave 4. C. 2
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Leading Aircraftsman James Chassels BROOKS
Unit: Royal Air Force Voluntary Reserve, 6341 Light Warning Unit
Service number: 1470237
Relatives: Son of James and Jane Main Brooks, of Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
Date of death 18 September 1944 at the age of 31
Interred: Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, grave 4. C. 8
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Guardsman James BURNETT
Unit: Scots Guards,
Service number: 2699454
Relatives: Son of James and Agnes Jane Burnett; husband of Margaret Burnett, of Eastriggs, Dumfriesshire.
Date of death 6 December 1944 at the age of 36
Interred: Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, grave 11. C. 6
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Serjeant Hendry BURR
Unit: Border Regiment, 1st (Airborne) Bn.
Service number: 2878204
Relatives: Son of Jane Warrander, of St. Fergus, Aberdeenshire.
Date of death 18 September 1944 at the age of 23
Interred: Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, grave 5. D. 7
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Sapper John CAMPBELL
Unit: Royal Engineers, 1 Parachute Sqn
Service number: 3189332
Relatives: Husband of Mary McNaughton Campbell, of Rothesay, Isle of Bute.
Date of death 22 September 1944 at the age of 24
Interred: Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, grave 20. C. 19
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Private James CAVEN
Unit: Border Regiment, 1st (Airborne) Bn.
Service number: 14563521
Relatives: Son of Charles A. and Thomasina Caven, of Dumfries.
Date of death 21 September 1944 at the age of 19
Interred: Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, grave 26. B. 14
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Private William CHRISTIE
Unit: Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment), 6th Bn.
Service number: 3307332
Relatives: Son of John and Marion Christie; husband of Mary Lamont Christie.
Date of death 6 October 1944 at the age of 37
Interred: Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, grave 10. B. 18
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Lieutenant Alastair Duncan CLARKSON
Unit: Parachute Regiment, 1st Bn.
Service number: 251970
Relatives: Son of Hugh Kerr Clarkson, M.B.E., M.A., and of Margaret Thornton Clarkson, of Edinburgh. His brother Bertrand David also died on service.
Date of death 22 September 1944 at the age of 22
Interred: Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, grave 6. A. 11
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Lance Serjeant Andrew COGHILL
Unit: Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment), 1st Bn.
Service number: 3309191
Relatives: Son of Hugh and Flora McLean Coghill, of Glasgow; husband of Jessie Elizabeth Coghill, of Glasgow.
Date of death 17 October 1944 at the age of 32
Interred: Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, grave 10. B. 15
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Private Alfred COX
Unit: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 7th (Airborne) Bn.
Service number: 11409159
Relatives: Son of Alfred and Marion Cox; husband of Elizabeth Scot Cox, of Bridgeton, Glasgow.
Date of death 2 November 1944 at the age of 27
Interred: Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, grave 18. B. 6
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