On the 4th of May we remember,honour and thank you ……….   7 comments

The Rusthof cemetery (Dutch: begraafplaats Rusthof is located in Oud-Leusden, Leusden municipality, Utrecht Province, Netherlands. It is the largest cemetery that services Amersfoort, which is 4 km south of. Therefore it is often called Amersfoort General Cemetery or Amersfoort (Old Leusden) Cemetery or other variants.

It is a partly civilian partly military cemetery. Buried there are the victims of World War II, including 238 soldiers and pilots killed in action from the British Commonwealth, Poland, Belgium and France, also World War II military victims from Yugoslavia, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Portugal, Czechoslovakia and Italy (World War I and II), as well as 865 soldiers from the Soviet Union,
A number of Soviet victims came from the nearby Kamp Amersfoort. The Soviet soldiers were eventually reburied in 1947/1948 from some other places in what is called “the Russian Honor Field” or “the Soviet Field of Glory”

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  1. After doing a bit of research, I recently found my Grandfathers eldest Brothers grave. He was shot and killed in 1917 WWI in the Battle of the Somme. Although we never knew him it was very emotional visiting the grave.

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  2. I found your photos while searching for photos for this years remembrance day in Amersfoort as my uncle who was a pilot with the British air force and shot down over Holland in WW2 is buried there -I live in Australia and had been trying to arrange for flowers to be placed on his grave for this remembrance day with no success so I was excited to discover your wonderful black and white picture at the top of the page is a picture which includes his grave .-his name is Sgt H Dick .Thank you for the wonderful photos

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    • oh my gosh! this message gave my chills down my spine Janet…..I am so glad you found this! I am sorry that I don’t go to Amersfoort this year but Wageningen…or I would have placed them for you and your family..if I do go back I will make sure to still place them for you…it’s the least I can do in return for what he has done for us…I will leave you my own email adres here and will see if I still have some more pictures, cant promiss but will try..nandav@casema.nl.. with kind regards Nandi ..x

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  3. Simply amazing.

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  4. Nandi, I believe you will make it to Amersfoort and place those flowers on Sgt. Dick’s grave. I can understand the nephew’s reaction, and yours. What an unexpected joy for both of you! Your photos are beautiful. Military cemeteries are so serene, and humbling places to visit. I, too, am grateful for those who lay under these monuments of stone. I am glad you shared these images.

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  5. The images drew me in, but then reading the comment from the woman about seeing her Uncle’s grave in your photo. Incredible!

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