ROOSENDAAL-EN-NISPEN GENERAL CEMETERY
- Country Netherlands
- Total identified casualties 17 Find these casualties
- Region Noord-Brabant
- Casualties from Second World War
- GPS Coordinates Latitude: 51.53822, Longitude: 4.47951
The town of Roosendaal lies about 1 kilometre north of the motorway from Breda to Bergen-op-Zoom. It is 24 kilometres south-west of Breda and 12 kilometres north-east of Bergen-op-Zoom. From the motorway A58 turn off at junction 23 and onto Van Beethovenlaan. At the first crossroads turn right into Strausslaan and then first right again into Bredaseweg. Take the first turning right into Bachlaan and the cemetery is along here. The Commonwealth war graves are in a small plot in the north-east part of the cemetery.
Roosendaal was occupied by the Germans from May 10th, 1940 until October 30th, 1944, when it was liberated by the Allies. During this period especially just before the liberation, air raids by allied planes inevitably caused much damage and a number of civilian casualties. Moreover, both Roosendaal and Nispen suffered considerably from the exchanges of artillery fire. In Nispen nearly all the houses were damaged or destroyed by the shelling.
There are now nearly 20, 1939-1945 Commonwealth war casualties commemorated in this site.