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HEIDAL CHURCHYARD

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Country:
Norway
Identified Casualties:
1
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
9.3299
Latitude:
61.74748

Location Information

Heidal is a village in the Gudbrandsdal in central Norway, north-west of Kvam. From the E6 turn onto the 257 towards Heidal. The brown wooden church is on the right of the road just before the village of Heidal.

The grave is to the right of the church from the main entrance.

Historical Information

During the Second World War, Norway was of strategic importance to the Germans. Their invasion on 9 April 1940 was sudden and widespread and despite Allied intervention, the entire country was under German occupation by early June. Thereafter, Allied activity in Norway was confined to raids and special operations, with the Commonwealth air forces providing support to Norwegian resistance groups until the German capitulation in May 1945. There are no Commonwealth war cemeteries in Norway, those who died there being buried in civil cemeteries and churchyards.

Heidal Churchyard contains one Commonwealth burial.