Relation with Lake (class): None. Cemetery with no link to the Lake.   
Total nr. of casualties buried here (TC): 1
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: yes.
Post war burial site for collection and reburial from other sites: no
Cemetery with Lake casualties today: no.


Cemetery too far away to have a relation with the airwar over Lake IJsselmeer. Here one RAF airman is buried under a civilian (not CWGC) grave stone that was payed for by the people of Breukelen just after WW2. The stone today is a restored version. This cemetery is hundreds of years old and closed for burials. The pilot is F/Lt. Chris J. Maltby, Spitfire RK860, 124 Sqn, crashed here 25 March 1945.


Dutch name cemetery: Oude begr. pl. aan het Kerkplein. 
CWGC name:  Breukelen (Kerkplein) General Cemetery.
Address (usable for car navigation):
Kerkstraat or Kerkeplein 1, Breukelen.

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The grave is located on the first row when entering the field. F/Lt. Maltby is commmorated here each year in May and November. 

Below: this cemetery used to be on the outskirts of the village. In recent years it was enclosed by an elementary school left and new houses back and on the right. 

 ebruary 2015, snow just melted. It will take 2 months for the vegetation to recover, which will give this cemetery a totally different look.




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