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GAASTERLAND (BAKHUIZEN) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY

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Country:
Netherlands
Locality:
Friesland
Identified Casualties:
9
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
5.45575
Latitude:
52.86922

Location Information

Gaasterland is the administrative title of a commune, having headquarters in the Town Hall at Balk, which controls that village and eight others. Bakhuizen is a village in this commune, and is on the southern Friesland coast. It lies 10 kilometres east-south-east of Staveren and 30 kilometres west of Lemmer.

The cemetery is about 150 yards to the rear of the Roman Catholic Church, which is in the south-western part of the village. Close to the entrance are the graves of nine airmen, six of whom came from the United Kingdom, one from Canada and two from Australia.