Mierlo war cemetary, Mierlo

Mierlo War Cemetery is a Commonwealth field of honor at 68 Geldropseweg, West of the Dutch village of Mierlo.
The field came into existence in the spring of 1945, around the end of World War II. Most persons buried there died in the between September to November 1944, mostly in the region south and west of the river Meuse and, more to the west, during fighting for the Scheldt estuary.
The graves are arranged in 8 sections (numbered 1 to 8) with 6 or 7 rows in each section (A to F or G).
The Cross of Sacrifice at the cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield. It is made of stone, with a bronze sword.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is responsible for the cemetery. A register and a guest book are present at the entrance.
The number of fallen in the cemetery is 665, of which 664 are soldiers of the Commonwealth of Nations. The identity of seven dead is unknown. One Dutch soldier is buried in the cemetery: soldier G.M. Stönner of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Brigade 'Prinses Irene'. An employee of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission was also buried here, in 1982.
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  • Never forget all the brave souls who gave so much. Sobering to see such young men whom gave up a life for the freedom of many.  more »
  • Came looking for an ancestor killed during the war. Visiting here is a sobering experience. The graves are immaculately well kept. Even though this is a relatively small cemetery the waste of life.....  more »
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  • My Grandfather, Robert Selby, is buried here. I visited only once, in 1999. I was very moved after reading the comments of local people and local school children in the visitor's book. Dutch people living near the cemetery have taken care and respected the graves and sacrifices of these foreign soldiers for the last 75 years. Thank you.
  • Serene peace, while being really well kept.
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