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Canadian Military Hospital (Engels)

Canadian Military Hospital at Maria ad Fondes in Ootmarsum

After the liberation of Ootmarsum on April 4, 1945 a military hospital was set up by the Canadians in the monastery Maria Ad Fontes.

In this hospital seven Canadian, three British, one Polish, one Belgian and one unidentified allied  pilot were deceased and buried at the Kuiperberg in Ootmarsum. One Canadian was buried on the roadside at the Oostwal Ootmarsum.

The Canadian military Boucha, Camolese, Fallon, Ferguson, Hodder, MacLaren, McMillan and  Warpula were transferred on April 10, 1946 transferred to the Canadian War Cemetery in Holten. Where the unknown pilot went is unknown.

The three British soldiers Anderson, Bannon and Dye, the Polish military Lampert and the Belgian military Devignez were transferred in March 1947 to the Jonkerbos War Cemetery in Nijmegen.

Three seriously injured civilian victims from elsewhere have also died here, namely Harm Smit from Vlagtwedde and Pleuntje Wesselius from Wonseradeel. Her brother Lieuwe was sent to Nijmegen where he died after all.

Also four wounded German soldiers have died here. They are temporarily buried at the Kuiperberg and in 1947 transferred to the German War Cemetery Ysselsteyn in Limburg.

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