Relation with Lake (class): No. Other Cemetery in Area (OCA)  
Total nr. of casualties buried here (TC): 6 ?, today 4.  
Lake casualties, initially, end WW2 (LC-I): 0
Unknown today: 1
of which unknown from Lake (LC-U): 0
of which unknown from North Sea (NS-U): 1
Initial burial site in WW2.
Post war burial site for collection and reburial from other sites: no
Cemetery with Lake casualties today: no


Schoorl is small community in the dunes and today includes the hamlets and beaches of Groet, Hargen and Camperduin. To her north, the beach belongs to Petten (community Zijpe). To the South the beach is part of Bergen (aan Zee). At Schoorl in the summer of 1940, six allied men washed ashore and were buried. Later that year, Bergen became the central cemetery for the region (because of the German airfield there) and interment in Schoorl stopped. Today there are 4 war graves in Schoorl.  

Dutch name cemetery: Schoorl Alg. begr. pl. 
Full name: Schoorl General Cemetery.
Address (usable for car navigation):
Molenweg 15, Castricum.

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It is clear to see that there is a gap between the headstones. It is possible that 2 French soldiers have been buried here. They were victims of the Dunkirk evacuation (Operation Dynamo May 26-Jun 3rd 1940). In the summer of 1949 all French casualties along the Dutch coast were moved to the central French field of honor in the Netherlands in Kapelle near Goes or to France itself. Only on the Frisian Isle of Schiermonnikoog 22 graves of French soldiers remained.  


Possible situation in Schoorl end of WW2:

Grave Nr. (from left to right);

Joint grave 230 
2 deep; Ernest A.J. Dormer. Able Seaman, Royal Navy, 
              HMS "Whitshed"   10th May 1940 (*)

1 deep; poss. French soldier with name, end July 1940
             washed ashore, grave moved 1949 to France.

Joint grave 229
2 deep; poss. French soldier with name. End July 1940
              washed ashore, grave moved 1949 to France.

1 deep; Lt. Hugh Clunas Slater. Royal Navy Reserve,
              HMS "Ocean Reward"  28th May 1940 (*)

Joint grave 228
2 deep; Flying officer H.C. Corbett, pilot, RAF, 
               4th August 1940 (*)

1 deep: A Soldier of the 1939-1940 War, August 1940.
Probably English soldier, Dunkirk victim, died end of May 1940. 

 (*) date of death. Washing ashore was later.


Able Seamen Dormer was of the crew of the Royal  Navy destroyer HMS "Whitshed" and was killed during a bombing on 10th May 1940. Also 5 of his colleagues died that day: Cotterell, Craig, Evans, Nicoll and Young.

Lt. Hugh C. Slater died on sea when his trawler, the Royal Navy "HMS Ocean Reward" sunk on 28 May 1940 after a collision off Dover.

Pilot F/O H.C. Corbett crashed with his aircaft in the North Sea just of the English coast. Washed ashore here.  

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