13 february 2016
Late Oktober - early November
At the end of October 1944, a location was found close to the Rijksweg in Margraten. The 207th Engineer Combar Battalion was commissioned to start the preparatory work.
22 december 2008
The 172nd Engineer Combat Battalion was commissioned to construct the entry road to the envisaged cemetery.
The construction of the cemetery started.
“Each of us was given a pick and a shovel. And our job was to dig the graves and bury the dead.”
960ste Quartermaster Service Company
09 January 2013
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The first burial took place: the body of J.B. Singer was laid to rest in plot A, row 1, grave 1.
November 16th - December 14th
Major attack of the Ninth Army on the Ruhr and Rhine area. 1133 soldiers were killed.
172nd Engineer Combat Battalion
From December 16th
German troops began a counter-offensive, officially called the Ardennes-Alsace campaign but more widely known as the battle of the Bulge.