MAGNABOSCHI BRITISH CEMETERY

Country Italy
Total identified casualties 180 Find these records
Casualties from First World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 45.82612
Longitude: 11.46096

Location Information

One of 5 cemeteries situated on the Asiago Plateau, in the province of Vicenza, this cemetery is 2 kilometres south of the village of Cesuna in the Commune of Roana. From Asiago take the SP349 in the direction of Canove di Roana and Cesuna. In Canove di Roana turn left onto Via Monte Lemerle and follow this road to Cesuna. In Cesuna look for the yellow signs to 'Cimitero Inglese Di Guerra Val Magnaboschi' and take the left turn onto Via Magnaboschi. At the end of this road is the chapel of S. Antonio. A gravel track leads to the cemetery approximately 100 metres beyond, situated next to an Italian war cemetery. Cemetery address: Via Monte Zovetto 36010 Roana VI. GPS Co-ordinates: N 45.825734, E 11.460714.


Visiting Information

The cemetery is permanently open from November through to May and it is rarely accessible due to deep snow falls. The location or design of this site makes wheelchair access impossible. For further information and enquiries please contact enquiries@cwgc.org

History Information

The Italians entered the war on the Allied side, declaring war on Austria, in May 1915. Commonwealth forces were at the Italian front between November 1917 and November 1918. In March 1918, XIV Corps (the 7th, 23rd and 48th Divisions) relieved Italian troops on the front line between Asiago and Canove, the front being held by two divisions with one division in reserve on the plain. The French held the line to the left, with the Italians to the right. The front was comparatively quiet until the Austrians attacked in force from Grappa to Canove in the Battle of Asiago (15-16 June 1918). The Allied line was penetrated to a depth of about 1,000 metres on 15 June but the lost ground was retaken the next day and the line re-established. Between June and September, frequent successful raids were made on the Austrian trenches. In October, the 7th and 23rd Divisions were sent to the Treviso area of the River Piave front. The 48th Division, which remained in the mountains as part of the Italian Sixth Army, played an important part in the Battle of Vittorio Veneto (24 October-4 November 1918) in which the Austrians were finally defeated. Magnaboschi British Cemetery is one of five Commonwealth cemeteries on the Asiago Plateau containing burials relating to this period. It contains 183 burials of the First World War. This includes Special Memorials to 4 burials in Plot 3. Row D. Graves 4, 5, 6 and 8, of which the burials cannot be individually identified.

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