War Cemetery Brunssum

“Geef hun verhalen door. Want hun verhalen vormen het hart van onze herinneringen. Herinneringen aan Uriah, David, Stanley, Jack, Albert en de 323 anderen waarmee ze hier, temidden van onze levens, hun laatste rustplaats delen.”

Wilma van der Rijt
burgemeester van de gemeente Brunssum

About the Foundation

Get to know the War Cemetery Brunssum foundation and the people behind the organization.

328-ereburgers

328 honorary citizens

In gratitude for the sacrifice made more than 75 years ago for our freedom.

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Memorials

Every year on May 4 Remembrance Day (NL) and on November 11 Remembrance Day (Poppy Day).

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History of the Wyvern Cemetery in Brunssum

History

Brunssum was liberated in September 1944 by American troops (2nd AD Division); they were soon followed by the British 43rd (Wessex) Division, who had made their headquarters in the town, and were in turn succeeded by the 52nd (Lowland) Division.

The first graves in the cemetery were made by a forward field hospital (military medical post usually located behind the front line and just out of range of enemy artillery) located in Merkelbeek in November 1944.

Their Sacrifice will never be forgotten

328 Honorary Citizens of Brunssum

The 328 British soldiers who are buried in the Brunssum War Cemetery received honorary citizenship from the municipality of Brunssum. With this award, Brunssum expresses deep gratitude for the sacrifice these men made for our freedom more than 75 years ago.

During the celebration of 75 years of liberation of Brunssum, on Thursday, September 19, 2019, the ceremony took place in which the honorary citizenship was awarded posthumously.

Testimonial

They came to Brunssum as young men

Wilma van der Rijt

    "Pass on their stories. Because their stories are at the heart of our memories. Memories of Uriah, David, Stanley, Jack, Albert and the 323 others with whom they share their final resting place here, in the midst of our lives."

    Wilma van der Rijt

    Mayor of the municipality of Brunssum

    News & retrospect

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    Memoriam Jouke Sipsma

    Our very moved sympathizer Mr. Jouke Sipsma passed away at the age of 94. In him, we lose someone who shared with us first-hand his experiences about the Second World

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    Culture box

    This year, 25 school visits are planned at Warcemetery Brunssum. Commissioned by the Vrije Academie Parkstad in the context of the Cultuurbox. This week we welcomed the first 3 school

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    Remembrance Day 2024

    For the photo report of this rainy commemoration click here For the film report of this rainy commemoration, click here   6:45 PM Gathering at St. Gregory’s Church 7:00 PM

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    Peace Light 2023

    On December 22, scouting Brunssum presented the peace light that they personally collected in Austria (LINZ) to the Brunssum community at our Warcemetery. During a windy ceremony, Mayor Wilma van

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    Poppyday 2023

    On November 11, 2023, there was a commemoration for those who gave their lives for our freedom. This commemoration was musically enhanced by the JFCB ladies choir You can view

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    Monument of Tolerance

    On November 9th the commemoration at the Monument of Tolerance in Haelen, Limburg, took place. This is an annual commemoration for the fallen of 9 nationalities. Veterans from WWII were

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    Visit Gerry Walsh.

    We had a visit from Gerry Walsh on 25th Oct 2023. His Grandfather,  Gerard H.L Mole is buried in our cemetery. Together with the adopters of the grave and board

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    Visit the field of honor

    Where can you find War Cemetery Brunssum?

    The Commonwealth War Cemetery in Brunssum is a British Field of Honor located on the Heufstraat. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is responsible for the cemetery. If you want to visit Warcemetery Brunssum, you can plan your route below.