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CWGC - Arnhem leaflet - 2023

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CWGC - Arnhem leaflet - 2023

PERSONAL STORIES Download our App and find CWGC sites of remembrance near you. ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY Thomas and Claude Gronert Sometimes known as the ‘Airborne Cemetery’, many servicemen can be found here, including the 21 year-old Gronert twins from Cornwall. Thomas and Claude Gronert died together on the first day of Operation ‘Market Garden’, and they are buried sideby-side in Plot 18. Row A. Graves 17-18. Upon their headstones is the inscription: ‘Winds of heaven blow softly here where lie sleeping those we loved so dear’ We honour and care for the men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten. Funded by six Member Governments, our work began with building, and now maintaining, cemeteries and memorials at over 23,000 locations all over the world. Access our records and archives online Find out more about our charity. Visit: ARNHEM CEMETERIES & MEMORIALS Lance Serjeant John Baskeyfield © Airborne Assault Museum, Duxford John died at Arnhem on 20 September while singlehandedly fighting advancing German Tiger tanks after his entire gun crew had been killed. For his actions he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. He is commemorated on Panel 5 of the Groesbeek Memorial. See our specialist teams at work by visiting the CWGC Visitors Centre near Arras, France Speak to our knowledgeable guides at the Ieper Information Centre, Ieper, Belgium To find out more visit DISCOVER LEARN REMEMBER

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