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TONSBERG NEW CEMETERY

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Country:
Norway
Identified Casualties:
1
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CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
10.42134
Latitude:
59.27403

Location Information

Tonsberg is a town on the west coast of the Oslofjord.

On entering Tonsberg on the 311, follow the road to the crossroads with the 19. Turn onto the 19 in the direction of Horten. Follow the 19 round the right hand bend then after the railway bridge bear right into Halfdan Willhelmsens alle. Continue along this road under the railway bridge and the cemetery is on the left.

The Commonwealth war grave is located close to the main entrance. From the entrance follow the path, at 10 o'clock, and the grave will be found 20 meters on the right The grave is marked by a private memorial at the base of the fourth tree on the right.

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.

Tonsberg New Cemetery contains one Commonwealth burial.