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AMERSFOORT (OUD LEUSDEN) GENERAL CEMETERY

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Country:
Netherlands
Locality:
Utrecht
Identified Casualties:
216

Location Information

Amersfoort is a town 50 kilometres south-east of Amsterdam. The cemetery is about 2.5 kilometres from the railway station. The address is : Dodeweg 31, 3832 RE Leusden.

Visiting Information

June 2014 - Replacement of headstones will take place at this cemetery from 10 until 14 June 2014.

Please note that this cemetery closes at 16.00.

Historical Information

More than 400 casualties of the First and Second World War are buried at Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery, known locally as ‘Rusthof’.

The Commonwealth plot contains the graves of 1 soldier and 143 airmen from the UK, 60 Canadian airmen, 11 Australian airmen, 13 New Zealand airmen and 6 Polish airmen making a total of 234 burials of which 12 are unidentified. Most were killed en route to or from bombing raids over Germany.

The cemetery also contains war graves of Czechoslovak, Dutch, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian and Yugoslav nationals.

Further Information

Recently, in cooperation with the Dutch authorities, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission undertook the renovation of the Commonwealth plot in this cemetery. The work included the removal of 13 trees, the re-alignment of all the headstones, renovation of the stonework, laying of new turf and the introduction and planting of headstone borders.