FLUSHING (VLISSINGEN) NORTHERN CEMETERY

Country Netherlands
Region Zeeland
Total identified casualties 207 Find these records
Casualties from First & Second World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 51.45455
Longitude: 3.5822

Location Information

The port of Flushing is on the south coast of the island of Walcheren in the Schelde Estuary. It is about 7 kilometres south of Middelburg and 58 kilometres west of Bergen op Zoom. From the ferry terminal follow the main road out to the first large crossroads, turn left onto the A58. Follow the A58 over the railway and canal then take the first turn right, go under the bridge and continue to the first traffic lights. At the lights turn right into President Rooseveltlaan. The cemetery is along on the left opposite a tyre repair centre.


Visiting Information

The cemetery is open every day from 09.00 hours to 16.00 hours

History Information

A special Allied section was given, during the First World War, to the Belgian society "Herdenken om te Strijden". This section (called Oorlogsgraven WO I) is located to the west of the main entrance. It contains 35 First World War British burials (11 of which are unidentified) in two plots (either side of the Herdenken om te Strijden memorial) amongst Belgian and French war graves. Twenty-five of the British graves were brought in from other places of burial. There are also 200 Commonwealth burials (24 of which are unidentified) of the Second World War in a separate section (called Oorlogsgraven WO II), which is located due south of the main entrance. This section contains a Cross of Sacrifice.

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