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POZNAN MEMORIAL

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Country:
Poland
Identified Casualties:
5
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
16.93304
Latitude:
52.41817

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

The Poznan Memorial is situated in the Commonwealth War Graves Section of Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery.

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, in March 1944, and others who died while prisoners of war during the German occupation, at Stalag 8C, Kunaukr Sprottau, Stalag 21D at Poznan, Offlag 21B and Stalag 21B, both at Schubin. 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.