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NOTTEROY CHURCHYARD

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Country:
Norway
Identified Casualties:
1

Location Information

Notteroy is a village south of Tonsberg on the west coast on the Oslofjord.

From Tonsberg follow the 308 in the direction of Tjome. The church is on the left side of this road just past the turning to Ekenes. Follow the path downhill by the church. At the first cross path carry straight on and the grave is the first on the left of the path. The grave is marked by a Private Family Memorial in the form of a recumbent Ledger stone

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.

Notteroy Churchyard contains one Commonwealth burial.