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WW2 Graves in Venray Cemetery
published by Peter de Dulin on Sat, 06/04/2024 - 16:21

A message forwaded from BAFHS because it mentions a soldier from WSM.

From: Sue Swanborough <swanbo42@btinternet.com> <0>

WW2 Graves in Venray War Cemetery
I became involved with this project after seeing Theo Vervoort’s  Facebook plea on a Yate Facebook page to find the background of a soldier who died in 1944 and came from Yate, which was successful.
Venray War Cemetery in Limburg, The Netherlands is the resting place for many British WW2 casualties.  Venray was liberated by Allied troops in October 1944, and the burials in the cemetery date from October 1944 to March 1945. A group of local volunteers in Venray are attempting to provide background information and a photograph for each soldier that is buried there.
They have been successful and been able to trace some relatives and obtain a photo of the service men.
However, there are many more soldiers buried there and they would love to identify relatives and hopefully have a photograph for each grave.
I am looking for descendants of three men from the Bristol area:
Oliver George BADMAN died27/11/1944 – he lived at Springleaze, Knowle Park, Bristol.  His parents were Oliver George and Elsie BADMAN

Leslie William LEONARD died 20/09/1944 – I think he lived at Stockwood Crescent in Bristol and his Parents were William Henry and Edith Leonard.  His wife was Lillian Betty Leonard(nee Harris)

John LENIHAN, died 24/03/1945 – son of Cornelius and Elizabeth LENIHAN, husband of Margaret E LEONARD (nee Kelly) They lived in Weston Super Mare.
I attach links to Venray Cemetery for you to access.  This is really a worthwhile project.
Venray War Cemetery in Venray, Limburg -(www.findagrave.com)
Venray War Cemetery | Cemetery Details | CWGC
Venray War Cemetery - World War Two Cemeteries - A photographic guide to the cemeteries and memorials of WW2 (ww2cemeteries.com)

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