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SAGE WAR CEMETERY

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Country:
Germany
Locality:
Niedersachsen
Identified Casualties:
791

Location Information

The small village of Sage lies in the north of Germany approx 56kms west of Bremen.

From the A1 motorway Bremen to Osnabruck take exit 61 (Ausfahrt 61) WILDENHAUSEN-WEST / AHLHORN and follow direction B213 AHLHORN.
Continue along the B213 for approx 8kms and go through the village of AHLHORN.
Turn right at the roundabout direction L870 OLDENBURG (CWGC sign) and continue along the OLDENBURGERSTRASSE. The road name then changes to SAGERSTRASSE for approx 4kms.
The cemetery can be found on the left.

The cemetery address is:-
Sagerstrasse
26197 Grossenkneten-Sage
Germany

GPS Location is:-
N 52 56 12
E 08 12 30

Visiting Information

MAY 2016: Total turf renovation was recently carried out in this cemetery. The borders will be cut out this autumn when the new grass is strong enough.

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

Historical Information

Sage was on the line of the Allied advance across northern Germany in 1945 but most of those buried at Sage War Cemetery were airmen lost in bombing raids over northern Euope whose graves were brought in from cemeteries in the Frisian Islands and other parts of north-west Germany.

Sage War Cemetery contains 948 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 158 of them unidentified. There are also 23 war graves of other nationalities, most of them Polish.