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Swartbroek Churchyard

  • Country Netherlands
  • Total identified casualties 51 Find these casualties
  • Region Limburg (Netherlands)
  • Identified casualties from Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 51.22994, Longitude: 5.77143

Location information

The village of Swartbroek is in the south of the Netherlands approx 25kms to the south east of Eindhoven. From the A2 motorway Eindhoven to Maastricht take exit 40 (Afrit 40) N280 KELPEN-OLER / ROERMOND. Follow direction WEERT and after approx 700m turn left onto the MOLENBRUGWEG direction SWARTBROEK. Continue for approx 1km and then turn left onto the ITTERVOORTERWEG direction HUNSEL-ELL / TUNGELROY / STAMPROY. The cemetery can be found approx 50m on the right beside the church. The cemetery address is:- Ittervoorterweg 6005 Swartbroek Limburg Netherlands GPS Location is:- N 51 13 47 E 05 46 17

Visiting information


The route to the cemetery is signposted.


There is a large public car park in front of Swartbroek Church, approximately 25 metres from the main entrance to the CWGC (Commonwealth War Graves Commission) plot.

The car park is flat, the ground is firm and has a brick paved surface.


The CWGC burial plot is in the corner of the civilian cemetery and is surrounded by a hedge.

There are two gates to pass through to access the CWGC burial area.

The first gate is a two-leaf, green metal, latched gate, approximately on-metre-tall from the car park into the civilian burial plot. The gate opens inwards onto a gravel topped path. The brick paving in front of the gate is uneven.

The path approximately 20 metres long and runs along the edge of the civilian burial area to the entrance to the CWGC plot. The ground is flat and firm.

A mid-level, one-metre-wide black metal gate, with stone pillars on each side leads into the CWGC plot. The gate is latched on the left-side pillar and opens inwards. There is stone paving between the pillars and one metre into the plot. The paving is level with the grass inside.

There is a metal information sign on a flat stone plinth, close to the main entrance gate.

All internal paths are grass, the ground is firm and flat.

The Cross of Sacrifice is at the rear of the CWGC plot.


There is no alternative entrance into the cemetery.


The cemetery is permanently open.

History information

On the north-west side of the church is a plot containing the graves of 50 British soldiers, 1 British airman, and 1 French airman.