In Memory of

JOHN HOWARD BEEBEE

Private
14494831
2nd Bn., Gloucestershire Regiment
who died on
Sunday, 15th April 1945. Age 18.

Additional Information: Son of John Howard Beebee and Lilian Gertrude Beebee, of Park Village, Wolverhampton.

Commemorative Information

Cemetery: UDEN WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Grave Reference/
Panel Number:
2. E. 3.
Location: 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.

Historical Information: Until its liberation in September 1944, Uden was occupied by the Germans. In the earlier years of the war British and Allied servicemen were buried in the garden of the parish priest, which adjoined the Roman Catholic Cemetery. 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.