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Commonwealth War Cemetery in Uden




This Commonwealth War Cemetery was established in 1941. Many Allied planes were shot down around Uden during the war. Killed crew members from Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Poland were buried here.

Uden was liberated on 19 September 1944 during Operation Market Garden. After that, a continuous stream of vehicles passed through the village, in the direction of Nijmegen. The village was spared heavy fighting. Many Commonwealth soldiers were, however, killed in the surrounding area. Most were first given a temporary grave and were then reburied here in 1946.

In the end, 701 soldiers of the British Commonwealth and two Polish soldiers found their final resting place in the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Uden. Every year they are commemorated by the residents of Uden on Remembrance Day, November 11th.

Burgemeester Buskensstraat, Uden