In Memory of
Lance Corporal DENNIS FREDERICK LADDS


In Memory of Lance Corporal DENNIS FREDERICK LADDS
2612986, 2nd Bn., Grenadier Guards
who died age 31 on 13 November 1944
Son of Frederick William Joachim Ladds and Clara Ladds, of Cambridge; husband of Margery Osyth Louise Ladds, of Cambridge.
Remembered with honour
SITTARD WAR CEMETERY

Casualty of War on the road from Gangelt to Geilenkirchen (Germany)

 

 

Name

LADDS, DENNIS FREDERICK

Initials

DF

Nationality

United Kingdom

Rank

Lance Corporal

Regiment/Service

Grenadier Guards

Unit Text

2nd Bn. (renamed Nijmegen Company)

Age

31

Date of death

13/11/1944

Service No

2612986

Additional information

Son of Frederick William Joachim Ladds and Clara Ladds, of Cambridge; husband of Margery Osyth Louise Ladds, of Cambridge

Casualty type

Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial reference

L.1.

Cemetery

SITTARD WAR CEMETERY

 

 

 

Cemetry

SITTARD WAR CEMETERY

Country

Netherlands

Locality

unspecified

Location information

Sittard lies on the main road from Maastricht to Roermond, 19 kilometres north east of Maastricht and 29 kilometres south west of Roermond. From Maastricht the E25 leads north east towards Lindelheuvel. From Lindelheuvel lies the right hand turning towards Sittard (5 kilometres). The cemetery is located approximately 1.5 kilometres from the town centre on a road called Kromstraat, a road leading from the Rijksweg Zuid. The cemetery can also be reached from a road leading from the N276 at the junction of the road running between Sittard and Geleen. At this junction follow the direction towards Sittard itself. Alternatively, approaching from the centre of Sittard follow the road towards Geleen. The cemetery is signposted thereafter.

Historical information

The burials in the cemetery, apart from a few dating from November 1944, are almost all from the months of January and February 1945. The men buried here belong mostly to the Scottish regiments of the 52nd (Lowland) Division, engaged in the battle in this vicinity from 18th to 24th January 1945, which had as its object the clearing of a salient west of the River Roer which was still held by the Germans. There are now over 230 1939-1945 War casualties commemorated in this site.

No. of Identified Casualties

233

 

 

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