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Overloon War Cemetery

  • Country Netherlands
  • Total identified casualties 276 Find these casualties
  • Region Noord-Brabant
  • Identified casualties from Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 51.57401, Longitude: 5.95748

Location information

The town of Overloon lies in the south of the Netherlands approx 40kms to the south of Nijmegen. From the A73 Nijmegen to Venlo motorway take exit 7 (Afrit 7) VIERLINGSBEEK / OVERLOON and follow the direction OVERLOON. Continue for approx 2kms along the VIERLINGSBEEKSEWEG and on entering the village of Overloon turn left (CWGC sign). The cemetery can be found after approx 100m on the left. The cemetery address is:- Vierlingsbeekseweg 5825 Overloon Netherlands GPS Location is:- N 51 34 26 E 05 57 27

Visiting information


The route to the cemetery from the town is signposted.


There is a car park for approximately 5 vehicles on the right-hand side at the front of the cemetery.

The car park is flat; the surface is tarmac.

The car park is 10 metres from the main entrance.

There is an information panel in the car park, close to the main entrance gate.


The cemetery is rectangular shaped.

The main entrance gate is metal, low level (waist height) and over 2 metres wide, with two latched sections that open inwards into the cemetery. An uneven grass verge, approximately two metres wide leads onto flat stone and brick paving at the entrance with a step-free entry into the cemetery.

At the furthest point from the main entrance is an arched shelter with an internal stone seating area and Register Box built into the wall.

The Cross of Sacrifice stands near the centre of the cemetery in line with the main entrance.

Seating areas are part of the Cross of Sacrifice (stone benches). Additionally, there are wooden benches on either side of the arched shelter.

All Internal paths are grass, the ground is flat.


There is a service entrance at the side of the cemetery.

The second entrance gate is approximately 2 metres wide, is waist height and opens onto grass.


The cemetery is permanently open.

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History information

The Netherlands fell to the Germans in May 1940 and was not re-entered by Allied forces until September 1944.

There was severe fighting in the vicinity of Overloon in October-November 1944, when the Germans were being cleared out of the region south and west of the Maas in preparation for the final attack on the Rhineland. Most of the burials in Overloon War Cemetery are of men who died during these months.

The cemetery contains 280 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, and one Dutch war grave.