Alkmaar General Cemetery
Pictures courtesy of Frits Leenders
|Alkmaar, a town in the commune of the
same name, is 37 kilometres north-north-west of Amsterdam, and 32 kilometres
north of Haarlem. The cemetery is on the south-western outskirts of the town
in Westerweg, and the large white entrance is opposite the junction with
Princes Julianalaan. The Commonwealth war graves will be found in a central
position within the cemetery - follow the main path then, take the left hand
path and the graves will be found 150 metres along here under some trees.
Alkmaar General Cemetery contains three Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, two of them airmen, the third a sailor. No. of Identified Casualties: 3
ALLENBY, GEORGE THOMAS, Able Seaman P/JX339242, Royal Navy, 09/02/1943, aged 35. Row F. Grave 1.
CRUICKSHANK, DAVID ALEXANDER, Sergeant ( Obs. ) 749336, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 11/02/1941, aged 21. Row F. Grave 3.
SHIPLEY, HOWARD PIPER, Sergeant ( Pilot ) 742481, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 15/01/1941, aged 24. Row F. Grave 2.
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