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SYLLING CHURCHYARD

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Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
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Country:
Norway
Identified Casualties:
10

Location Information

Sylling is 27 kilometres west of Oslo. On the western side of the main entrance to the churchyard is the Commonwealth War Graves Plot.

From Oslo follow the E16 in the direction of Drammen. Turn off the E16 onto route 285 in the direction of Drammen. Follow the 285 to the junction with the 284. Turn onto the 284 in the direction of Sylling. Go through the village to the T-junction, turn right then first right again to the church.

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.

Sylling Churchyard contains the graves of ten Commonwealth airmen.