Mierlo War Cemetery

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Mierlo War Cemetery
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Mierlo-War-Cemetery-entrance.jpg
Mierlo War Cemetery
Used for those deceased 1944–1945
Established Spring 1945
Location 51°26′09″N 05°35′49″E / 51.43583°N 5.59694°E / 51.43583; 5.59694Coordinates: 51°26′09″N 05°35′49″E / 51.43583°N 5.59694°E / 51.43583; 5.59694
near Mierlo, Netherlands
Total burials 665
Unknown burials 7
Burials by nation
Burials by war
Statistics source: Mierlo War Cemetery

Mierlo War Cemetery is a Commonwealth War Cemetery at 68 Geldropseweg, West of the Dutch village of Mierlo.

The field came into existence in spring 1945, around the end of the Second World War. Most persons buried there died between September and 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 eight sections (numbered 1 to 8) with six or seven 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 dead[edit]

The number of dead 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.[1]

Country Army Air Force Total
known unknown known unknown total
United Kingdom 635 7 13 648 7 655
Australia 5 5 5
Canada 3 1 4 4
Netherlands 1 1 1
Total 639 7 19 658 7 665

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