UDEN WAR CEMETERY
|British - 618
Canadian - 53
Australian - 19
New Zealand - 7
Polish - 2
Unidentified - 4
Until its liberation in September 1944, during Operation Market Garden, Uden was occupied by the Germans. In the earlier years of the war British and Allied servicemen (mainly RAF) were buried in the garden of the parish priest, which adjoined the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Uden. Later it became necessary to provide another burial ground for them, and in 1943 the municipality acquired for this purpose the Roman Catholic Cemetery, unused since about 1918. The cemetery is enclosed by the high brick wall originally built around the old church and churchyard. (the church was burnt down in the 1870's and a new one was built elsewhere in the town.) After the war more than 100 graves from the garden of the parish priest, and also a number of isolated graves from various parts of the commune, were moved into this cemetery.
Uden is a town on the main road between Eindhoven and Nijmegen. The War Cemetery is 350 metres from the centre of the town on the Nijmegen road, at the junction with the road to Zeeland. The cemetery is also signposted on the N265 Uden-Eindhoven.
Captain Prince Dimitri Galitzine 2nd Bn Monmouthshire Regiment
- Killed 26th October 1944, age 26.
- Son of Prince Boris Galitzine and of Princess Galitzine of Golder's Green, Middlesex.
- His mother was born in Arnhem, and his father was one of the Romanoffs.
Major Walter Francis David Long, The Viscount Long of Wraxall Coldstream Guards
- Killed 23rd September 1944, age 33.
- 2nd Viscount Long of Wraxall. Son of Brigadier General Walter Long, C.M.G., D.S.O., Royal Scots Greys, killed in action in France, 28th January, 1917, and of the Hon. Mrs. Sibell Long, of Ardington, Wantage, Berkshire; husband of the Viscountess (Frances Laura) Long.
ŠPAUL REED 2002-5