Relation with Lake (class): No. Is Former Cemetery (FLC)  
Total nr. of casualties buried here (TC): 68 end WW2, today 0. 
Lake casualties, initially, end WW2 (LC-I): 0
Unknown today: 0 
of which unknown from Lake (LC-U): 0
of which unknown from North Sea (NS-U): 0
Initial burial site in WW2.
Post war burial site for collection and reburial from other sites: no.  
Cemetery with Lake casualties today: no. 


In May 1940 12 Dutch soldiers were buried here. They were killed in battle with German paratroopers. This dune was then private property and belonged to a family on a nearby estate.  Soon another 30 Dutch soldiers and 14 civilians were interred here, brought over from graves from the surrounding area. From then on this was considered a war cemetery and also German and Allied casualties came here. In the summer of 1940 some 7 Dunkirk-victims and RAF pilots washed ashore on the beach nearby and buried on this site.

Dutch name cemetery: Wassenaar 'Het Lange Duin'
Full name: Wassenaar 'Het Lange Duin' war cemetery
Address (usable for car navigation):
Schouwweg, Wassenaar (for monument, cemetery is cleared).

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2 French Dunkirk soldiers were found on the beach on the 30th of July 1940. One was French-Moroccan soldier Mohamed ben Abdesselem and the other Sgt. Jean Paul Hauttecoeur. In 1949 they were moved and their graves are now on the French field of honor in Kapelle near Goes (NL). 


As photo underneath shows, British RAF flyer G.H. Jackson (Officer) was buried here on September 20th 1940. To the left of him is buried an unknown RAF airman with the same date of burial. It is very well possible that this is a crew member of P/O Jackson. Their aircraft, a Wellington of 37 sqn, crashed into the North Sea in the night of 1 on 2 September some 50 miles of the English coast after a raid on Hannover. Pilot P/O Burberry was rescued by a Royal Navy ship, the 5 others were killed. Hannover and their basis Feltwell are on one line over this area, but also the standard current brings you to this beach. 18 days after the crash the body of Jackson washed ashore here, possibly also that of a colleague. He was never identified. Today they lay on the Bergen-op-Zoom war cemetery in 7.AA, which is a special row. 


- site NZDF Serials ( Wellingtons
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- site Stichting
- Own research on the Bergen-op-Zoom war cemetery

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