Relation with Lake (class): Former Lake Casualty Cemetery (FLC)  
Total nr. of casualties buried here (TC): Today 0. 
Lake casualties, initially, end WW2 (LC-I): under investigation
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.


There are no Allied war graves in Ermelo. The war graves were exhumed after the war and reburied on a centralization war cemetery. Ermelo has 4km of shoreline on the IJsselmeer coast (Old Zuyder Sea). Airmen that washed ashore here were usually buried in the nearby port city of Harderwijk (H on below map).

Dutch name cemetery: Alg. Begr. Pl. 'De Varenhof' 
Full name: Not in CWGC files or CWGC database
Address (usable for car navigation):
Varenlaan 25, Ermelo.

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Before 1972 the community of Ermelo was bigger and consisted out of all green marked area on above image. From the town Nunspeet in the North the community was governed. In Nunspeet are war graves of crew of Allied aircraft, crashed in the outskirts of Nunspeet only. In 1972 the South region of the community achieved self control and started the independent community Ermelo with the village of Ermelo as its administrative centre. Around this tree (photo below) are Dutch war graves. Allied war graves must have been here also.

© ZZairwar (Zuyder Zee Air War)