DURNBACH CREMATION MEMORIAL

Country Germany
Region Bayern
Total identified casualties 23 Find these records
Casualties from Second World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 47.77993
Longitude: 11.7323

Location Information

The small village of Dürnbach 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 TÖLZ 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 41 E 11 44 46


Visiting Information

The Durnbach Cremation Memorial stands in the Indian section of Durnbach War Cemetery. 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.

History Information

The DURNBACH CREMATION MEMORIAL, which stands in the Indian section of Durnbach War Cemetery, commemorates 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. 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 2,933 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. One of the graves in the cemetery contains the ashes of an unknown number of unidentified war casualties, recovered from Flossenburg. There are also 29 war graves of other nationalities, most of them Polish.

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