Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Kitchener - German War Graves
Location: Waterloo Region N 43° 26.290 W 080° 26.221
Located in Woodlawn Cemetery, enter via Arlington Blvd, off of Weber Street E.
Here in the back corner of the Woodlawn Cemetery we find a section known as the German War Graves Section, containing the graves of 187 German prisoners of war who died in Canada. There are 39 servicemen from the First World War and the remainder from the Second World War. Their bodies were brought here in 1970, from 35 sites across Canada. The decision to bring them together was made to consolidate the graves in one location to ensure they receive the proper care. They are now buried two to a grave according to the names on the markers. The German War Graves are maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Canadian Agency.
A large granite cross and a stone plaque mark the front of the cemetery, with the names of each man buried here on separate crosses, two names to each marker.
For more information please go to: http://www3.sympatico.ca/darrenarndt/germanwargraves/index.htm
AUF DIESEM GRABERFELD RUHEN
187 DEUTSCHE KRIEGSTOTE
SIE WURDEN 1970 AUS 36 ORTEN KANAGAS NACH
IN THIS CEMETERY SECTION REST
187 GERMAN WAR DEAD
THEY WERE BROUGHT TOGETHER IN 1970 FROM 35
LOCATIONS ACROSS CANADA