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NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, KASSEL

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fritz

And some more


And finally these ones

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ragnorak72

Thanks for posting all of those photos. The cemetery seems to be in a nice location. Would all of those graves have been POWs?

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temptage

Yes every single soldier in Niederzwehren Cemetery was a POW, but many have been brought from other Cemeteries. If you look on CWGC it states this:

Historical Information

The cemetery was begun by the Germans 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 there

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. Niederzwehren was one of those chosen and 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 at Niederzwehren. This total includes special memorials to 13 casualties buried in other cemeteries in Germany whose graves could not be found.


The following cemeteries are among those from which graves were brought to Niederzwehren:

BAYREUTH TOWN CEMETERY, Bavaria. 24 burials of 1918.

DARMSTADT FOREST CEMETERY, Hesse. In use from 1915. 102 burials.

DIETKIRCHEN PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, Hesse-Nassau. 45 burials (28 of Irish regiments) of 1914-18.

FREIBURG IN BREISGAU MAIN CEMETERY, Baden, 43 burials of 1918.

GERMERSHEIM CEMETERY, Palatinate. 26 burials of 1915-1918.

GIESSEN MILITARY CEMETERY, Hesse. 99 burials of 1914-1919.

GOTTINGEN MILITARY CEMETERY, Hanover. 88 burials of 1914-1919.

HAMELN PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, Hanover. 70 burials of 1915-1918.

INGOLSTADT CEMETERY, Bavaria. 23 burials of 1917-1918.

LANGENSALZA PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERIES No. 1 and No. 2, Prussian Saxony. 225 burials of 1915-1918.

MAINZ MILITARY CEMETERY, Rhein-Hessen. 23 burials of 1915-1919.

MANNHEIM MAIN CEMETERY, Baden. 21 burials of 1916-1918.

MESCHEDE PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, Westphalia. 49 burials of 1917-1918.

OHRDRUF PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, Thuringia. 107 burials of 1915-1918.

PADERBORN CEMETERY, Westphalia. 29 soldiers burials of 1914-18.

QUEDLINBURG CENTRAL CEMETERY, Prussian Saxony. 102 burials of 1914-1918.

SENNELAGER PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, Westphalia. 32 burials of 1914-1918.

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fritz

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ragnorak72

That's great. Thanks very much.

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conisbrough100

Hi There,

I wondered if anyone on this original thread is still able to get to Niederzwehren in the next year or so at all?

Sarah

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fritz

Hi Sarah,

most probably in September this year.

Fritz

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temptage

Sarah, PM me the details of the man/men you want photos of as I am compiling an ongoing list for Fritz, with his permission, which he has promised to help out with when he returns there either later this year or early next year.

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conisbrough100

Hi There,

The man is 6261 Pte George Richards, Lincolnshire Regiment, died 10th May 1915 buried VII A 6. However it's a bit more than a photo - we have a laminated sheet which we need to lay / have laid at the grave and photographed, then left there (or in the cemetery register if the grave is too exposed) if that's possible?

Sarah

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fritz

Why not?

Fritz

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temptage

I already have him on my list as someone else has also requested a photo of his headstone (http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=196926&page=3#entry2266401)

Fritz, we have 7 on the list for your next visit.

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halsteadiron

Would it be possible to add Stanley Robert Marsh to your list from Fritz to photograph at Niederzwehren please. He is buried in plot 7, row b, grave 8. He was originally buried at Gottingen having died as a prisoner of war in 1918. Thank you very much indeed

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temptage

Sorted

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Peter Bennett

Tony

I have sent you a PM

Thank you

Peter

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conisbrough100

Tony/Fritz, can you please let me know where to send the laminated sheet / card that I need laying on the grave to? It's important that it is left on the grave or in the register for our project.

Thanks

Sarah

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temptage

I think it is best to liaise with Fritz as he will be the one visiting the Cemetery. PM him and you should be able to get an address to send it to.

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Peter Bennett

A public thanks to Tony & Fritz for the photo received

Peter

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steandpaula

A big thank you from us to at St Helens Rolls of Honour.

Ste

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John(txic)

Danke, liebe Fritz!

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conisbrough100

Thank you from the Conisbrough and Denaby 100 Project!

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fritz

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temptage

Fritz, you dont happen to have kept all the photos you have taken for everyone, do you? Especially the ones you took back in May/June time?

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fritz

Hi Tony,

I am not sure. In May I took some general pics. Of course always the same views, only the season changes. Here are two examples. Do you know them?

Fritz

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temptage

Someone had contacted me to ask if I could send her a certain photograph of her relative again, but unfortunately I have deleted it after sending it to her.

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fritz

It is in my archives. What name?

Fritz

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