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RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY

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Country:
Germany
Locality:
Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal
Identified Casualties:
3172

Location Information

The town of Rheinberg lies in the west of Germany approx 85kms to the north of Koln.

From the A57 motorway Koln to Goch take exit 7 (Ausfahrt 7) RHEINBERG and follow the B510 direction KAMP LINTFORT.
After approx 800m turn right onto AM ENGLISCHEN FRIEDHOF (CWGC sign). The cemetery can be found approx 200m at the end of this road.

The cemetery address is:-
Am Englischen Friedhof
Rheinbergerstrasse
47495 Rheinberg
Germany

GPS Location is:-
N 51 31 46
E 06 33 48

Visiting Information

Wheelchair access possible via the main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200

Historical Information

The site of Rheinberg War Cemetery was chosen in April 1946 by the Army Graves Service for the assembly of Commonwealth graves recovered from numerous German cemeteries in the area. The majority of those now buried in the cemetery were airmen, whose graves were brought in from Dusseldorf, Krefeld, Munchen-Gladbach, Essen, Aachen and Dortmund; 450 graves were from Cologne alone. The men of the other fighting services buried here mostly lost their lives during the battle of the Rhineland, or in the advance from the Rhine to the Elbe.

There are now 3,327 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated at Rheinberg War Cemetery. 155 of the burials are unidentified. There are also nine war graves of other nationalities, most of them Polish.