MALBORK COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY
- Country Poland
- Total identified casualties 239 Find these casualties
- Casualties from First & Second World War
- GPS Coordinates Latitude: 54.02109, Longitude: 19.01354
The town of Malbork (formerly known as Marienburg) lies in the north of Poland approx 60kms south east of Gdansk. From the main A1 GDANSK to LODZ take the exit for the Road 22 MALBORK / GNOJEWO Continue for approx 24kms and immediately after crossing the river at Malbork Castle turn right following Road 55 GRUDZIADZ (CWGC sign). This road is called ALEJA ARMII KRAJOWEJ. Continue for approx 2kms (road name changes to 500-LECIA) and the cemetery can be found on the left The cemetery address is:- 500-Lecia 82-200 Malbork Poland GPS Location is:- N 54 01 16 E 19 00 48
The Second World War burials at Malbork are mostly of men who died while prisoners of war in the nearby camps. Stalag XXB was a camp of some size at Malbork itself, Stalag lA was situated at Stablack, between Malbork and Gdansk, Stalag 2A at Starogard, a few kilometres south of Stablack, and Stalag XXA, at Torun (Thorn), about 120 kilometres south of Malbork.
When hostilities had ceased, the graves service of the British Army of the Rhine moved the graves from the local burial grounds to this war cemetery, together with other Commonwealth graves in outlying places in the area where their permanent maintenance could not be assured. The largest number came from Torun, and the next largest from burial grounds in Malbork itself and Gdansk.
MALBORK COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY contains 232 Second World War burials. There are also 13 First World War burials which were moved from Gdansk (Danzig) Garrison Cemetery in 1960.
The cemetery also contains the MALBORK MEMORIAL, which was erected to commemorate 39 First World War casualties buried in Heilsberg Prisoners of War Cemetery, which was destroyed during the Second World War. However, in 2009 the site was re-discovered (now known as Lidsbark War Cemetery) and headstones to these casualties were re-erected there. As a result, this memorial is no longer their point of commemoration.