About this site
On May 4, 2015 the Workgroup Commemorate War Victims Dinkelland revealed a memorial in the town hall from Denekamp with on it the names of all the 368 warvictims of our community Dinkelland (Denekamp-Weerselo-Ootmarsum).
Among them there are 45 British and Canadian soldiers, who died here. And there is also a crew from 6 or 7 persons, who still could not be indentified. Their plane came down in Dulder, near Weerselo. Exactly a same plane landed that day in the Northsea. And regarding all research it is still not clear which plane crashed in Dulder.
The crews from the Air Force died while their plane was shot down, the most are buried in our communty. The other soldiers died on their injuries, after they were brought to the Canadian Miltairy Hospital in Ootmarsum. They were first buried at the Jewish Cemetery at the Kuiperberg in Ootmarsum. In 1946-1947 they were reburied at the Canadian War Cemetery in Holten and the War Cemetery Jonkerbos near Nijmegen.
That is why we have translated their biographies. We also translated the biographies of the Palestine pioneers.
We are still very interested in more information. So please contact us at our email adress if you have more information, questions or other remarks. If you want to place something in our guestbook your welcome. Than pleace send it – to prevent spam – to our email adress.
The mobile Memorial is placed in the town hall from the community Dinkelland, Nicolaasplein 5 in Denekamp. This particular memorial can be seen on special commemorative days. If you would like more information about that, please just contact the municipality at (0031) 0541-854100.
Werkgroep Herdenken Oorlogsslachtoffers Dinkelland