MOOK WAR CEMETERY
MOOK WAR CEMETERY
- Limburg (Netherlands)
- Identified Casualties:
The village of Mook is in the east of the Netherlands, approx 11kms south east of the city of Nijmegen.
From the A73 motorway NIJMEGEN to VENLO take exit 3 (Afrit 3) MALDEN / GROESBEEK / MOOK / HEUMEN / OVERASSELT.
Follow signs for N271 MOOK.
Continue through the village of MOLENHOEK and in the village of MOOK turn left at the roundabout (CWGC sign for MOOK WAR CEMETERY) onto the GROESBEEKSEWEG.
The cemetery is approx 400m on the left.
The cemetery address is:-
GPS Location is:-
N 51 45 14
E 05 53 10
11 May 2015 - Major horticultural renovation has started at the cemetery. The grass will be re-sown and the borders will be replanted. The renovation should be finished by the end of September 2015.
2 July 2015 - Please note from now until 17 July 2015 the cemetery will only be accessible by foot via the General Gavinstraat. Due to road works the Groesbeekseweg is closed for all traffic.
Wheelchair access to site possible - may be by an alternative entrance.
For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number: 01628 507200
The village was entered by parachutists of the 82nd U.S. Airborne Division on 17th September, 1944; fighting continued in and around the village for four or five days until British armoured troops completed its liberation.
The men buried in this cemetery died for the most part either during the fighting in the vicinity in September and October 1944, or at the time of the advance into Germany in February 1945; a few were casualties during the intervening period of artillery and patrol activity.
There are now 311, 1939-1945 Commonwealth war casualties commemorated in this site, of these 15 are unidentified. Also commemorated here are 11 Foreign National casualties.