Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

Most of the soldiers buried at Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery lost their lives in the fighting north of Antwerp during the Battle of the Scheldt, as the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division, with support from the 4th Canadian Armoured Division, worked to clear the right (north) bank of the Scheldt estuary of German forces. Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery contains 1,118 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 31 of which are unidentified.

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Located north of the Scheldt River near the Belgian border, Bergen-op-Zoom contains 968 Canadian graves, including 64 from the RCAF.

Most of the soldiers buried here lost their lives in the fighting north of Antwerp during the Battle of the Scheldt, as the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division, with support from the 4th Canadian Armoured Division, worked to clear the right (north) bank of the Scheldt estuary of German forces.

Bergen-op-Zoom is approximately 40 kilometres north-west of Antwerp (Belgium). Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery and Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery are almost next to one another 3 kilometres east of the town centre.

  • Leave the A58 Motorway by taking the Bergen-op-Zoom Exit which leads on to the Roseveltlaan.
  • At the first crossroads turn right where there are signs posted directing to the cemeteries.
  • There is further signs posted after approximately 1 km and the cemetery is approximately 1.5 kms along the road on the left hand side.

For additional information on the cemetery visit the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

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