On September 9, 2004 the monument CAVENDISH was revealed. The monument was made by Bart Heylen and exists out of ashlar and marble. It symbolises Major CAVENDISH and two unknown soldiers.

With this monument we want to honour all foreign soldiers, who died during the liberation of Leopoldsburg and Heppen.

Major Cavendish lost his life on September 9, 1944 near the farmstead Mangelschots (now tavern ‘ZEST’).

William John Robert Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington, with Kathleen Kennedy After Their Wedding

Photos of the inauguration can be found here.

An article about the liberation can be found here and one from an eye witness here.

More info about Major Cavendish can be found here!