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Bechlingen War Cemetary, B3 / Becklingen, 29614, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany.

Photographs courtesy of Sgt Chris Headland, 2RA

Bechlingen War Graves at Bechlingen War Graves at Bechlingen War Graves at Bechlingen Piper & Whiteman Lieutenant W C Piper, 25th April 1945, Aged 34 Private S Whiteman, 20th April 1945, Aged 31 L/Cpl T E Dixon, 18th April 1945, Aged 21 Private H R Frost, 25th April 1945, Aged 23 Private H R Frost, 25th April 1945, Aged 23 Captain B O Kime, 26th April 1945, Aged 41 Their name liveth for evermore


The following soldiers buried at Becklingen were all in the Lincolnshire Regiment:

4802813 Private GEORGE WILLIAM BOOTH. Died 11th April 1945, Aged 23.

14427176 Private RALPH CHADWICK. Died 20th April 1945, Aged 19.

1644006 Lance Corporal THOMAS EDWIN DIXON. Died 18th April 1945, Aged 24.

BDA/18005022 Private H R FROST. Died 25th April 1945, Aged 23.

4351127 Lance Corporal ARTHUR WILLIAM FUSSEY. Died 20th April 1945, Aged 21.

14782483 Private WALTER HORNE. Died 18th April 1945, Aged 18.

118098 Captain (Q.M.) BERNARD OATES KIME. Died 25th April 1945, Aged 41.

6142447 Private EDWARD RICHARD LANGBRIDGE. Died 18th April 1945, Aged 23.

3447669 Private FRED OLDHAM. Died 20th April 1945, Aged 31.

338182 Lieutenant WILLIAM CHARLES PIPER. Died 25th April 1945, Aged 34.

14392234 Private BOB ERIC ROBERTS. Died 3rd May 1945, Aged 23.

14496170 Lance Corporal HERBERT WILLIAM TUCKER. Died 20th April 1945, Aged 19.

5506240 Private FREDERICK FRANK TURNER. Died 20th April 1945, Aged 25.

4800733 Private SAMUEL WHITEMAN. Died 20th April 1945, Aged 31.


Becklingen War Cemetery is sited on a hillside overlooking Luneburg Heath, where Field-Marshal Montgomery accepted the German surrender from Admiral Doenitz on 4 May 1945. Burials were brought into the cemetery from isolated sites in the countryside, small German cemeteries and prisoner of war camps cemeteries, including the Fallingbostel cemetery, within a radius of about 80 kilometres. Most of those buried in the cemetery died during the last two months of the war. Becklingen War Cemetery contains 2,374 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 97 of them unidentified. There are also 27 war graves of other nationalities, many of them Polish.

Number of Identified Casualties: 2299