Having discovered that there are a large number of Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries here in Limburg province, no doubt due to the extensive activity here in WW2, I decided to start with the nearest two, not least because I’m still developing my cycling legs.

Todays 19 km ride started with a visit to Weert Roman Catholic cemetery, where three CWGC graves are located, followed by Nederweert CWGC cemetery where over 350 military personnel are buried, including one recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest military honour available to British & Commonwealth soldiers, sailors, airmen & civilians acting under military orders.

Given that only 1358 Victoria Crosses have been awarded since it’s inception in 1856, it’s certainly an unusual discovery.

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