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OCKERO CHURCHYARD

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Country:
Sweden
Identified Casualties:
5
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
11.64408
Latitude:
57.70687

Location Information

Ockero is an island off the south-west coast of Sweden, lying north of the entrance to Gothenburg harbour. From the E6 turn onto the 155 in the direction of Ockero. Take the ferry to the island and the church can clearly be seen on the hill to the right.

Historical Information

Although Sweden remained neutral throughout both world wars, a number of Commonwealth servicemen lie buried in her cemeteries and churchyards.

Most of the First World War burials are of Naval casualties from the Battle of Jutland in 1916. The Second World War graves are mostly those of airmen who failed to return from bombing raids over Germany or German occupied territories.

Ockero Churchyard has a small Commonwealth war graves plot containing the graves of two unidentified sailors of the First World War, and seven airmen of the Second World War, two of whom are also unidentified.