MONTECCHIO PRECALCINO COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
- Country Italy
- Total identified casualties 439 Find these casualties
- Casualties from First World War
- GPS Coordinates Latitude: 45.66627, Longitude: 11.55772
Montecchio Precalcino is a town in the Province of Vicenza, 4 kilometres north of Dueville and 16.8 kilometres north of the town of Vicenza. Take the autostrada A31, Vicenza Schio, and leave it at Dueville. Follow the signs for Montecchio Precalcino. On arriving in the village a CWGC sign will be seen. Cemetery address: Via Stivanelle s.n. - 36030 Montecchio Precalcino (VI) Veneto. GPS Co-ordinates: Latitude: 45.66659, Longitude: 11.557821.
The cemetery is always kept open and may be visited at any time.
This site is a steeply terraced cemetery within the civil cemetery, which makes wheelchair access impossible.
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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, and rest camps and medical units were established at various locations in northern Italy behind the front, some of them remaining until 1919. Between April 1918 and February 1919 those who died from wounds or disease in the 9th, 24th and 39th Casualty Clearing Stations were buried either here or at Dueville. Certain graves were brought in after the Armistice from other burial grounds in the area. Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery Extension contains 439 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.