VLIELAND GENERAL CEMETERY

Country Netherlands
Region Friesland
Total identified casualties 37 Find these records
Casualties from Second World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 53.29568
Longitude: 5.06504

Location Information

Vlieland is one of the Wadden Islands, which form an archipelago off the north coast of the Netherlands, it is some 5 kilometres from the mainland and is located in the municipality of Vlieland, which is in the province of Friesland. The island can be reached from Harlingen on the mainland by ferry. Harlingen is approx 12 kilometres south west of Franeker and approx 30 kilometres west of Leeuwarden. The Commonwealth War Graves plot is located centrally within the civilian cemetery. The cemetery address is:- Middenweg, Oost-Vlieland,Vlieland


Visiting Information

Please note that it is not possible to take vehicles to the island.

History Information

Vlieland is one of the Frisian Islands lying off the north coast of Holland, and is given over very largely to a bird sanctuary. Most of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth graves are in one prominently sited plot. The total number of burials is 48, and comprises 3 sailors, 2 soldiers, 31 airmen and 3 Merchant Navy seamen from the United Kingdom, 6 Canadian airmen and 3 Australian airmen. Of these one sailor, eight airmen and one member of the Merchant Navy from the United Kingdom, and one airman from Canada are not identified. The total includes one special memorial, bearing the inscription "Believed to be."

NEARBY CWGC CEMETERIES & Memorials

TERSCHELLING (WEST-TERSCHELLING) GENERAL CEMETERY

Location: Netherlands, Friesland

Number of casualties: 84

HARLINGEN GENERAL CEMETERY

Location: Netherlands, Friesland

Number of casualties: 71

BARRADEEL (WIJNALDUM) PROTESTANT CHURCHYARD

Location: Netherlands, Friesland

Number of casualties: 6