HOTTON WAR CEMETERY
|British - 575
Canadian - 88
Belgian - 1
Unidentified - 20
HISTORICAL INFORMATION: The village of Hotton was the western limit of Von Rundstedt's Ardennes offensive in January 1945, and a great many of the burials in the cemetery date from that time, although there are also some of men who fell in May 1940 whose graves were moved here after WW2. There are now nearly 700, Second World War casualties commemorated at this site. Of these, over 20 are unidentified.
LOCATION: Hotton is located 58 kilometres south east of Namur. From Namur the N4 leads onto the town of Marche en Famenne. On reaching Marche en Famenne the N86 leads towards Hotton. On reaching Hotton, the cemetery is located 500 metres on the N86 towards Menil.
Major John Ronald Hamilton Cartland MP
53rd (The Worcestershire Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery
Killed 30th May 1940, aged 33.
(Plot X, Row B, Grave 1)
Major Peter Henry Lawless MC
War Correspondent - Daily Telegraph
Killed 9th March 1945, aged 53.
(Plot VII, Row A, Grave 8)
Major Hugh De Lancy Samwell MC
7th Bn Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Killed 13th January 1945, aged 33.
(Plot XI, Row A, Grave 11)
Brigadier Gwynne Brian Sugden CBE
South Wales Borderers
Cmdg. 158 Infantry Brigade, 53rd (Welsh) Division
Killed 4th January 1945, aged 41.
(Plot III, Row A, Grave 1)
ŠPaul Reed 2002-2006