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Niederzwehren Cemetery




Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany, was begun in 1915 for the burial of prisoners of war who died at the local camp. During the war almost 3,000 Allied soldiers and civilians, including French, Russian and Commonwealth, were buried here. In 1922-23 it was decided that the graves of Commonwealth servicemen who had died all over Germany should be brought together into four permanent cemeteries. In the following four years, more than 1,500 graves were brought into the cemetery from 190 burial grounds in Baden, Bavaria, Hanover, Hesse and Saxony. There are now 1,796 First World War servicemen buried or commemorated in the Commonwealth plot here. This total includes special memorials to 13 casualties buried in other cemeteries in Germany whose graves could not be found.

One man of the North Irish Horse, Lieutenant J. R. Dennistoun, is buried here. The location of his grave is marked on the plan below.


Niedzerwehren 2


Niedzerwehren 3


Niederzerwehren 4


Information and plan below sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.cwgc.org. Images kindly provided by Wolfgang Paland via the Great War Forum http://www.1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums.