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Location Information

Moss is on the coast road on the eastern shore of the Oslofjord. The Civil Cemetery lies on the southern exits from the town, and the Commonwealth war grave, marked by a private memorial, is in the extension on the south-eastern side.

From the E6, follow signs to Moss along route 19. Having reached Moss, continue along 19 in the direction of Horten and ferry. Go down a steep hill to a roundabout, follow all the way round the roundabout and come back up the hill. Turn first right into Hoienhaldgata and the cemetery is along on the right. Follow the road along the cemetery until you come to a narrow but driveable road going off to the right, actually dividing the cemetery in two. If applicable, you can park your car here. Enter the gate on the left hand side and you'll find the grave almost straight ahead. The headstone is a rather tall obelisk and easy to see.

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.

Moss Civil Cemetery contains one Commonwealth burial, marked by a private memorial.