CWGC Information

Country:
Germany
Locality:
Niedersachsen
Identified Casualties:
2278

Location Information

The small village of Becklingen lies in the north of Germany approx 85kms north of Hannover. 

From the A7 motorway Hannover to Hamburg take exit 45 (Ausfahrt 45) SOLTAU-SUD / BERGEN / WIETZENDORF and follow the B3 direction BERGEN. 
Continue along the B3 for approx 7kms and the cemetery can be found on the right. 

The cemetery address is:- 
B3 / Becklingen 
29614 Soltau 
Germany 

GPS Location is:- 
N 52 53 25 
E 09 55 00

Visiting Information

Wheelchair access to the site is possible, but may be by an alternative entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200 

Historical Information

The site of Becklingen War Cemetery was chosen for its position on a hillside overlooking Luneburg Heath. Luneburg Heath was where, on 4 May 1945, Field-Marshal Montgomery accepted the German surrender from Admiral Doenitz.

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.

Known unto God

97 Unidentified men are buried in the Cemetery it might be possible that among them might be an Arnhem POW, for the moment no specific grave could be marked out as possible "Arnhem" soldier.

Unknown graves

5.C.3- unknown,buried Rotenburg.

 

5.E.1-unknown, buried 25-5-1945, Dorverden Cemetery.

 

15.C.12-unknown, Interment camp,Fallingbostel.

 

15.D.1-1945, Interment camp, Fallingbostel.

 

15.D.2-1945, Interment camp, Fallingbostel.

 

15.D.3-1945, Interment camp, Fallingbostel.

 

15.D.5-1945, Interment camp Fallingbostel.

 

15.D.6-1945, Interment camp Fallingbostel.

 

15.D.7-1945, Interment camp Fallingbostel.

 

15.D.8-1945, Interment camp Fallingbostel.

 

15.D.10-1945, Interment camp Fallingbostel.

 

17.C.9- 16-4-1945, Sandbostel Lager main Cemetery.

 

18.C.2-15-4-1945, Quickborn Cemetery.

 



CWGC Information

Germany
Locality:
Berlin
Identified Casualties:
3198

Location Information

Berlin is the capital city of Germany and lies in the north east of the country. 

From the A2 HANNOVER to BERLIN motorway follow the A10 BERLINER RING direction PRENZLAU / HAMBURG. 
Continue for approx 27kms and take exit 26 (Ausfahrt 26) B5 BERLIN / SPANDAU. 
Continue for approx 17kms following the signs for CHARLOTTENBURG along the HAMBURGER CHAUSSEE, which then becomes the HEERSTRASSE. 
The cemetery can be found by turning right onto the parallel HEERSTRASSE road (CWGC sign) and continue for 300m. 

By public transport from the centre of Berlin, take the S-Bahn S5 towards SPANDAU and alight at PICHELSBERG station. From the S-Bahn station, walk along Schirwindter Allee towards the Heerstrasse (signposted). At the large crossroads (Scholzplatz), cross Heerstrasse and turn right. The entrance will be on your left hand side approximately 450 metres along Heerstrasse. 

The cemetery address is:- 
Heerstrasse 151 
14055 Berlin 
Germany 

GPS Location is:- 
N 52 30 26 
E 13 13 27

Visiting Information

There are 5 steps at the front of this cemetery. For wheelchair access via an alternative entrance, there is a private road next to the cemetery which leads to a TV Station and the back of our site. Should you wish to make use of this entrance, you will need to inform us in advance so our local staff can forewarn the TV Station. Please contact our Enquiries Section in the U.K on telephone number 01628 507200.

Historical Information

The site of Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery was selected by the British Occupation Authorities and Commission officials jointly in 1945, soon after hostilities ceased. 

Graves were brought to the cemetery from the Berlin area and from eastern Germany*. The great majority of those buried here, approximately 80 per cent of the total, were airmen who were lost in the air raids over Berlin and the towns in eastern Germany. The remainder were men who died as prisoners of war, some of them in the forced march into Germany from camps in Poland, in front of the advancing Russians. 

The cemetery contains 3,595 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 397 of them unidentified. 

There are also 6 Non Commonwealth Foreign National burials and in addition there are 265 post war graves of men of the British Occupation Forces or their dependants, or of members of the Control Commission. 

* Leipzig, Konigsberg, Iena, Dresden, Halle, Rostock, Teltow, Wismar, Mittenwalde, Neuburxdorf, Magdeburg, Grunberg, Doberitz, Buchholz, Halberstadt, Blankenburg, Gotha, Tannenburg, Potsdam, Weder, Tessau, Stralsund, Schweren, Munsdorf, Brandenburg and Schonwalde.

Known unto God

397 Unidentified men are buried in the Cemetery it might be possible that among them might be an Arnhem POW, for the moment no specific grave could be marked out as possible "Arnhem" soldier.

Unknown graves

10.A.8 -killed in air raid at Halle at 31-3-1945, Halle-Gertrauden Cemetery.

 

10.A.17- killed in air raid at Halle at 31-3-1945, Halle-Gertrauden Cemetery.

 

10.D.4-possible Leipzig Cemetery.

 

10.E.9-unknown, 21-3-1945.

 

10.E.12-unknown, 3-1945.

 

10.F.6-unknown.

 

10.F.11-unknown.

 

10.L.4-unknown

 

10.L.7-unknown

 

11.D.11-unkown

 

11.D.15-unknown

 

11.F.21-20-9-1944,unknown

 

11.J.1-unknown.

 

11.K.4-unknown.

 

11.Z.12-unknown.

 

14.B.5-unknown.

 

 

 

 

 

 



CWGC Information

Country:
Germany
Locality:
Bayern
Identified Casualties:
2849

Location Information

The small village of Durnbach lies in the south of Germany approx 45kms south of Munich. 

From the A8 Munich to Salzburg motorway take exit 97 (Ausfahrt 97) HOLZKIRCHEN / TEGERNSEE / BAD WIESEE / BAD TOLZ and follow the B318 direction GMUND AM TEGERNSEE. 
Continue for approx 14kms and then turn left (CWGC sign) onto the B472 direction MIESBACH. 
Continue for approx 1km and the cemetery can be found on the left. 

The cemetery address is:- 
Am Moos 
83703 Gmund am Tegernsee 
Germany 

GPS Location is:- 
N 47° 46' 42" 
E 11° 44' 0.7"

Visiting Information

Wheelchair access to the cemetery is possible via the main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on 01628 507200.

Historical Information

The site for Durnbach War Cemetery was chosen, shortly after hostilities had ceased, by officers of the British Army and Air Force, in conjunction with officers of the American Occupation Forces in whose zone Durnbach lay. 

The great majority of those buried here are airmen shot down over Bavaria, Wurtemberg, Austria, Hessen and Thuringia, brought from their scattered graves by the Army Graves Service. The remainder are men who were killed while escaping from prisoner of war camps in the same areas, or who died towards the end of the War on forced marches from the camps to more remote areas. 

DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY contains 2,934 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 93 of which are unidentified. One grave in the cemetery (III. C. 22.) contains the ashes of an unknown number of unidentified war casualties recovered from Flossenburg. Also, one grave (IV. A. 21.) contains the remains of 6 unidentified U.K. airmen. 
There are also 30 war graves of other nationalities, most of them Polish. 

Within the Indian section of the cemetery will be found the DURNBACH CREMATION MEMORIAL, commemorating 23 servicemen of the army of undivided India who died while prisoners of war in various places in France and Germany, and who were cremated in accordance with their religion.

Known unto God

93 Unidentified men are buried in the Cemetery it might be possible that among them might be an Arnhem POW, for the moment only 1 specific grave could be marked as possible "Arnhem" soldier.

Unknown graves

3.C.5-died 18-4-1945, this soldier was first named, Cpl F.A. Cherrett, Parachute Regiment No.5509743, POW camp Stalag 12, No.80851, however for some reason, this was later changed into a unknown grave. Breuna American Cemetery, probably HQ 2nd US Evacuation Hospital, Naumberg, Kassell.

 

3.C.7-Corporal, 14-4-1945, Breuna American Cemetery, probably HQ 2nd US Evacuation Hospital, Naumberg, Kassel.

 

3.C.22-died 29-3-1945,Victims of the war 39-45.

 

3.D.2-17-4-1945,unknown.

 

3.D.3-16-4-1945, unknown.

 

3.J.23-unknown, Zeigelstein, US Cemetery.

 

7.H.18-unknown, 12-1-1945, Eunich West Cemetery.



CWGC Information

Germany
Locality:
Niedersachsen
Identified Casualties:
2347

Location Information

The city of Hannover lies in the north of Germany approx 290kms west of Berlin. 

From the A2 motorway Dortmund to Berlin take exit 42 (Ausfahrt 42) HANNOVER-HERRENHAUSEN / GARBSEN-OST (CWGC sign) and follow the B6 direction HANNOVER-ZENTRUM. 

Continue along the B6 for approx 1.5kms and turn right onto L395 STOCKNERSTRASSE (CWGC sign) direction AHLEM. 

Continue for approx 3.5kms then turn left onto KLOCKNERSTRASSE (CWGC Signposted) 

Continue for approx 800m then turn left onto B441 AHLEMERSTRASSE direction HANNOVER (CWGC sign) road name changes to WUNSTORFER LANDSTRASSE. After approx 1km turn right onto RICHARD-LATTORFSTRASSE (CWGC sign) and continue for approx 800m. 

Turn right onto HEISTERBERGALLEE (CWGC sign) and continue for approx 1km. The cemetery can be found on the right. 

The cemetery address is:- 
Harenberger Meile 
30926 Seelze-Harenberg 
Germany 

GPS Location is:- 
N 52 22 38 
E 09 39 19

Visiting Information

Wheelchair access possible via main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200

Historical Information

Many of the graves in Hanover War Cemetery were brought in from prisoner of war camp cemeteries, small German cemeteries and from isolated positions in the surrounding country. 

The cemetery contains 2,407 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 62 of them unidentified. There are also 39 non-war burials and 10 war graves of other nationalities, most of them Polish. It was designed by P.D. Hepworth. 

Hanover War Cemetery adjoins Hanover Military Cemetery, a substantial post war military cemetery of more than 3,000 burials.

Known unto God

62 Unidentified men are buried in the Cemetery it might be possible that among them might be an Arnhem POW, for the moment no specific grave could be marked out as possible "Arnhem" soldier.

Unknown graves

7.B.9-died 12-4-1945, possible from Duderstadt Cemetery.

 

15.F.8-unknown, Ziegenhain in "Krieswald"Cemetery, probably died in Stalag XIB.

 

15.A.5- 6-4-1945, RE, possible 13 Field Squadron RE.

 

15.D.3-unknown, unknown officer.

 

15.D.9-unknown, unknown officer.

 

15.E.8-unknown.

 

15.E.9-unknown.

 

15.F.8-unknown, Ziegenhain in "Krieswald"Cemetery, probably died in Stalag XIB.

 

15.F.8-unknown, Ziegenhain in "Krieswald"Cemetery, probably died in Stalag XIB.

 

15.H.3-unknown.

 

 



CWGC Information

ountry:
Poland
Identified Casualties:
460

Location Information

Krakow is a city in the south of Poland about 290 kilometres south of Warsaw. 

From the A4 WROCLOW to KRAKOW motorway continue to the end, following signs for KRAKOW CENTRUM. The road then changes to the A7 PASTERNIK. Continue for approx 4 kilometres to a roundabout. At the roundabout follow straight ahead along JOZEFA CONRADA then OPOLSKA. Continue for approx 4 kilometres then turn right into AL. 29 LISTOPADA (at a large crossing after passing under a railway bridge). Take the first left into JANA PRANDOTY (there is a petrol station on the corner). 

Please note that there is limited parking around the cemetery during holidays. On entering the cemetery continue straight for approximately 100 metres then turn left (CWGC signposted) and continue for a further 200 metres where the Commonwealth War Graves plot can be found. 

The cemetery address is:- 

Cmentarz (Cemetery) Rakowicki 
Ulica Jana Prandoty 
31-519 Kraków 
Poland 

GPS Location is:- 
N 50 04 43 
E 19 57 19

Historical Information

At the end of the Second World War, the graves service of the British Army of the Rhine gathered together Commonwealth graves from all over Poland into three cemeteries, this being the largest. 

Those buried here died while prisoners of war during the German occupation, most of the graves coming from the cemetery at the large camp at Lamsdorf, Stalag VIIIB (after 1943 known as Stalag 344), where there was a hospital of 450 beds used only for Commonwealth prisoners. Before this hospital came into being the sick at Lamsdorf were treated at the hospital at Langenbielau: those who died were buried in Langenbielau Catholic Cemetery, and these graves were also moved to the Commonwealth plot at Krakow. Other graves brought into the cemetery were those of airmen who lost their lives during the Warsaw supply drop and the bombing of factories, railways and other strategic objectives. Some of these airmen were originally buried in Warsaw.

There are now 483 Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War buried or commemorated in Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery. There are also 24 non war graves, those of civilian internees (including two Imperial War Graves Commission gardeners) and 15 Polish war graves.

Known unto God

Unidentified men are buried in the Cemetery it might be possible that among them might be an Arnhem POW, for the moment no specific grave could be marked out as possible "Arnhem" soldier.

Unknown graves

1.AB.3-unknown.

 

1.AB.4-unknown.

 

1.AB.5-unknown.

 

1.AB.11-unknown.

 

2.AC.7-Corporal,29-1-1945, unknown.

 

4.B.1- died 27-10-1944, Lamsdorf.

 

4.B.7-unknown, Strehlitz.

 

4.B.10-21-1-1945, Kalub

 

4.D.14-unknown.

 

6.C.10-unknown.

 

6.C.12-unknown.

 

6.D.8-unknown.

 

 

 

 



CWGC Information

Country:
Poland
Identified Casualties:
432

Location Information

The city of Poznan is located in the west of Poland approx 320kms east of Berlin.

From the A2 motorway BERLIN to POZNAN take the exit ARMII POZNAN 430 and continue for approx 2.5kms along DOLNA WILDA.
Turn right onto DROGA DEBINSKA and continue for approx 3.5kms.
Turn right onto KAZIMIERZA WIELKIEGO and continue for approx 400m. Turn left onto MOSTOWA and continue for approx 700m. Turn left onto WIELKA and after 40m turn right onto GARBARY, continue for approx 1km and turn left (CWGC sign) onto ALEJA ARMII POZNAN.
Continue for approx 700m and the cemetery can be found on the right within the Park Cytadela

The cemetery address is:-
Park Cytadela
Aleja Armii Poznan
61-663 Poznan
Poland

GPS Location is:-
N 52 25 04
E 16 55 57

Visiting Information

This cemetery is permanently open to the public.

Historical Information

After the First World War, the graves of Commonwealth servicemen who had died in Poland as prisoners of war were gathered together in this cemetery.

There are now 174 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery. One of the burials is unidentified. Special memorials commemorate one casualty known to have been buried in Czersk Prisoners of War Cemetery, 29 known to have been buried at Szczypiorno Prisoners of War Cemetery and 18 known to have been buried at Pila (formerly Schneidemuhl) Prisoners of War Cemetery, all of whose graves could not be identified. 

The majority of the 283 Second World War burials in the cemetery are those of airmen, many of whom died in bombing operations on Stettin (now Szeczin). Also buried here are those involved in the mass escape from Stalag Luft 3, Sagan (now Zagan), in March 1944, and others who died while prisoners of war during the German occupation, at Stalag VIIIC, Sagan, Stalag XXID at Poznan, Oflag XXIB (also known as Oflag 64) and Stalag XXIB, both at Schubin (now Szubin). There are also 19 war graves of other nationalities in the cemetery, most of them Polish.

The cemetery also contains the POZNAN MEMORIAL commemorating five RNAS armoured car ratings who died near Brezazany in July 1917 and whose graves were never located.

Known unto God

Unidentified men are buried in the Cemetery it might be possible that among them might be an Arnhem POW, for the moment no specific grave could be marked out as possible "Arnhem" soldier.

Unknown graves

7.A.6-unknown.

 

7.A.7-unknown.

 

7.A.8-unknown.

 



CWGC Information

Czech Republic
Identified Casualties:
222

Location Information

Prague War Cemetery is, in fact, a British plot adjoining a boundary wall on the north side of the Civil Cemetery of Olsany. 

The cemetery is located on the eastern outskirts of Prague on the road 333 to Stasnice. From the city centre take the Vinohradska road in the direction of Stasnice. After about 3 kilometres the wall of the large civil cemetery will be seen on the left hand side of the road. At the next junction turn left into Jana Zelviskeho which runs between the two sections of the civil cemetery. Entry to the eastern section is through a small gateway in the wall about 50 metres from the Vinohradska junction. The War Cemetery is left through the gate and straight on to the end.

Visiting Information

The opening times are as follows: 
November – February 08:00 – 17:00 
March, April 08:00 – 18:00 
May – September 08:00 – 19:00 
October 08:00 – 18:00 

For further information and assistance please contact enquiries@cwgc.org

Historical Information

Prague War Cemetery was constructed by the Czechoslovak Government, to plans provided by the Imperial War Graves Commission, under the terms of the War Graves Agreement of 3 March 1949. It contains 256 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 34 of which are unidentified. The graves were brought into the cemetery from 73 small cemeteries scattered all over the Czech Republic. Many of those buried here died as Prisoners of War. There are also eight Polish war graves.

Known unto God

34 Unidentified men are buried in the Cemetery it might be possible that among them might be an Arnhem POW, for the moment no specific grave could be marked out as possible "Arnhem" soldier.

Unknown graves

1.E.6.B.9-died 25-12-1944, Brux Cemetery.

 

2.C.12-unknown.

 

2.C.13-unknown.

 

2.C.14-died 03-1945

 

2.E.7-1945, Cheb Cemetery

 

3.A.2-unknown.

 

3.A.12, died 5-5-1945, Bilina Cemetery.

 

3.C.5-unknown.

 

3.C.6-unknown.

 

3.C.12- died 2-5-1945,Teplice Cemetery

 

3.D.4-Brux Cemetery.

 

3.D.6-Brux Cemetery.

 

3.D.9-Brux Cemetery.

 

3.D.10- Brux Cemetery.

 

3.D.11- died 26-9-1944, Brux Cemetery.

 

3.D.14- died 18-2-1945,unknown.

 

4.B.8-unknown.

 

4.C.5-died 26-2-1945,Vsetary Cemetery.

 

4.E.12-died 9-5-1945, unknown.

 

4.E.13-died 9-5-1945,unknown.

 

4.E.14-died 9-5-1945,unknown



CWGC Information

Country:
Germany
Locality:
Nordrhein-Westfalen
Identified Casualties:
3173

Location Information

The town of Rheinberg lies in the west of Germany approx 85kms to the north of Koln. 

From the A57 motorway Koln to Goch take exit 7 (Ausfahrt 7) RHEINBERG and follow the B510 direction KAMP LINTFORT. 
After approx 800m turn right onto AM ENGLISCHEN FRIEDHOF (CWGC sign). The cemetery can be found approx 200m at the end of this road. 

The cemetery address is:- 
Am Englischen Friedhof 
Rheinbergerstrasse 
47475 Kamp Lintfort 
Germany 

GPS Location is:- 
N 51 31 46 
E 06 33 48

Visiting Information

Wheelchair access possible via the main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200

Historical Information

The site of Rheinberg War Cemetery was chosen in April 1946 by the Army Graves Service for the assembly of Commonwealth graves recovered from numerous German cemeteries in the area. The majority of those now buried in the cemetery were airmen, whose graves were brought in from Dusseldorf, Krefeld, Munchen-Gladbach, Essen, Aachen and Dortmund; 450 graves were from Cologne alone. The men of the other fighting services buried here mostly lost their lives during the battle of the Rhineland, or in the advance from the Rhine to the Elbe. 

There are now 3,330 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated at Rheinberg War Cemetery. 158 of the burials are unidentified. There are also nine war graves of other nationalities, most of them Polish.



Known unto God

158 Unidentified men are buried in the Cemetery it might be possible that among them might be an Arnhem POW, for the moment no specific grave could be marked out as possible "Arnhem" soldier.

Unknown graves

12.H.12-unknown.

 

13.C.12-28-4-1945, Bentheim Cemetery

 

13.C.24-5-3-1945, unknown.

 

13.E.5-unknown.

 

13.E.8- unknown.

 

13.E.9- unknown.