Antwerp Schoonselhof Military Cemetery
|Antwerp Schoonselhof Military Cemetery|
|Owned by:||Commonwealth War Graves Commission|
|Number of gravesites:||1526|
The Antwerp Schoonselhof Military Cemetery is contained within the Schoonselhof Cemetery in Antwerp Belgium. The Canadians buried here died during the Second World War in the late 1944, early 1945 period.
Schoonselhof Cemetery contains 101 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, some of which were brought in from other burial grounds in the area after the Armistice. Second World War burials number 1,456. The Commonwealth plot also contains 16 non-war burials, most of them Merchant seamen whose deaths were not due to war service, and 16 Polish and one French war grave.
Antwerp lies 57 Km north of Brussels on the E19 and 59 km north east of Gent on the E17 motorway. The cemetery itself is located in Wilrijk, a suburb of Antwerp. From the Bistplein in front of the railway station in Wilrijk follow the Kleinsteenweg for 300 m until you arrive at the ring road. Turn right and follow the ring road for 100 M to the first set of traffic lights and turn left. Go under the flyover and continue straight on over the dual carriageway into Jules Moretus Lei. Follow this street for 1 kilometre and the entrance to the Municipal Cemetery is on your left. After entering the cemetery follow the Commission signs to the three Commission plots at the far end of the cemetery. Alternatively ask for their location at the office within the cemetery.
"We Rest Here"
The following members of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals are buried here.