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CWGC Seeks Next of Kin for First World War Dead in Poland

26 February 2014

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is seeking the next of kin for 39 First World War servicemen buried in Lidzbark Warminski in northern Poland.

The men died during the First World War while being held as Prisoners of War (POWs) in a camp nearby. They were buried in a local cemetery which, after the war, the CWGC marked with a Cross of Sacrifice and headstones.

During the 1960s the cemetery deteriorated and the CWGC, concerned about the future of the site, took the decision to commemorate the men at Malbork Commonwealth War Cemetery.

With access to the cemetery now possible, and with the full support of the Commune of Lidzbark Warminski, the CWGC will commence work in March to rebuild the cemetery in Lidzbark.

The CWGC Would like to make contact with the men's families to keep them fully informed of the project.

Click here to access the full list of the men's details.  

Enquiries are welcome at neaoffice@cwgc.org.