British War Cemetery
Totaal liggen er op deze begraafplaats 239 slachtoffers begraven
228 Brits, Army (3 Onbekend)
1 Brits, Navy
6 Brits, Air Force (Waarvan 3 onbekend in één graf)
1 Britse Civilian (vrouw) deze was werkzaam bij de E.N.S.A. (Entertainment
National Service Association)
Fusilier Dennis Donnini
The Royal Scots Fusiliers
17 nov. 1925 - 18 jan. 1945
Awarded the Victoria
Dennis Donnini was the
youngest recipient of the Victoria Cross in the Second World War.
On January 18, 1945, between the river Ruhr and
the Meuse, Donnini's platoon was ordered to attack a small village. After they
leave their shelters they came under heavily hostile fire, where Fusilier
Donnini touched to its head. After coming at conscience he stormed forward again.
He threw several hand grenades into the direction of the enemy on who this
escaped. They were chased thereby by Donnini and his men. Again touched wounded
he still continued firing his Bren, until he succumbed to its wounds. By its
heroic action it was possible to overpower the enemy, which was two times larger
then Donnini’s group.