NEDERWEERT WAR CEMETERY
- Country Netherlands
- Total identified casualties 363 Find these casualties
- Region Limburg (Netherlands)
- Casualties from Second World War
- GPS Coordinates Latitude: 51.28973, Longitude: 5.74974
The village of Nederweert lies in the south of the Netherlands, approx 30kms to the south east of Eindhoven. From the A2 motorway Eindhoven to Maastricht take exit 39 (Afrit 39) N275 NEDERWEERT and follow the signs for NEDERWEERT. Continue for approx 1.5kms and turn left onto the N266 direction HELMOND. Continue for approx 1km and turn left (CWGC sign) onto MONSEIGNEUR KREYELMANSSTRAAT. The cemetery can be found after 200m on the right. The cemetery address is:- Monseigneur Kreyelmanstraat 6031 Nederweert Netherlands GPS Location is:- N 51 17 22 E 05 44 59
The entrance to the cemetery is closed to vehicles and visitors must walk the 50 metres to the Commission plot. Wheelchair access to the cemetery is possible via the main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on 01628 507200.
Nederweert was liberated by British troops on 21st September, 1944. The front line until 14th November was close by, following the Zuidwillemsvaart and Wessem-Nederweert canals; during that period there were casualties from patrol activity and from daily German shelling of Nederweert, besides some deaths in German minefields. After the British crossed the canals and went on towards the Maas, burials continued in the war cemetery from the surrounding area. There are now over 350 1939-1945 War casualties commemorated in this site.