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Normal 4 front gates and entry to cemetery

Cemetery Details

Location Stahnsdorf, Berlin, Germany
Co‑ordinates N52.3839067, E13.1757034

Located:  Stahnsdorf, Berlin, Germany

From the town (village) of Stahnsdorf, travel on Potsdamer Alle Road (L76), turn right into Bahnhofstrabe Street, turn left into the eastern edge of the Potsdam Forest, and follow the CWGC signs.
The Cemetery lies 500 metres after this left hand turn.
The CWGC plot is approximately twenty minutes walk from the entrance.

The Cemetery is located close to the village of Stahnsdorf (approx. 26 kilometres south-west of Berlin and 15 kilometres east of Potsdam).

1,176 First World War servicemen are buried or commemorated in the Commonwealth plot at Berlin South-Western Cemetery.  

20 Australians and 3 New Zealanders are here (including 5 Australians re-interred from the Schneidemuhl Prisoners of War Cemetery, in Posen, West Prussia, on the border of Poland).

Next to this cemetery is the:-
Italian Military Cemetery
1,658 Italian soldiers of the First World War.


Berlin South-Western Cemetery:

In 1922-23 a decision to gather all the Commonwealth servicemen graves, who had died all over Germany, and to bring them together into four permanent cemeteries.

Berlin South-Western was one of those chosen and in 1924-25, graves were brought into the cemetery from more than 140 burial grounds in eastern Germany.

1,176 First World War servicemen.
The total includes special memorials to a number of casualties buried in other cemeteries in Germany whose graves could not be found.

These cemeteries are among those from which graves were brought to Berlin South-Western Cemetery:

ALTDAMM PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, Pomerania - 51 burials of 1915-1918.

BUDEROSE PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, Brandenburg - 20 burials of 1918.

CROSSEN PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, Brandenburg -  68 burials of 1918.

DOBERITZ PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, Brandenburg - 38 burials of 1914-1918.

HASENHEIDE GARRISON CEMETERY, Brandenburg - 64 burials.

HEILSBERG PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, East Prussia - 12 burials of 1917-1918.
39 burials remain at Heilsberg.

KLEIN WITTENBERG OLD CEMETERY, Saxony - 25 service and eight civilian burials of 1915.

NEW (or PRISONERS OF WAR) CEMETERY - 74 service and three civilian burials of 1915, 1917 & 1918.

WITTENBERG OLD SMALL CEMETERY - 2 burials of 1914 and 1915.

LAMSDORF PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, Silesia - 83 burials of 1917-1919.

MAGDEBURG MILITARY CEMETERY, Saxony - 25 burials of 1915-1918.

MERSEBURG TOWN CEMETERY, Saxony - 12 burials of 1914-1917, and
PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY - 33 burials of 1917-1918.

OPPELN TOWN CEMETERY, Upper Silesia -  11 burials of 1921.
30 post war burials remain at Oppeln.

SCHNEIDEMUHL PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, West Prussia - 67 burials of 1915-1918.
18 burials remain at Schneidemuhl.

STARGARD PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, Pomerania - 41 burials of 1917-1918.

STENDAL PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, Saxony - 1,413 burials of 1917-1918.

ZERBST (HEIDETOR) CEMETERY, Anhalt - 2 burials of 1914-1915, and
PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY - 45 burials of 1917-1918.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  16/5/2015.  Lest we forget.



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Service number 1131
4th Pioneer Battalion
Born 9 Jun 1885


Service number 6090
20th Infantry Battalion

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ANDREWS, Alfred Charles

Service number 6461
15th Infantry Battalion


Service number 4300
3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company)
Born 1875


Service number 3078A
47th Infantry Battalion
Born 1881

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LAYCOCK, Frederick Osmond

Service number 3413
48th Infantry Battalion

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RUSSELL, Selby Braddock

Service number 2368
47th Infantry Battalion
Born 9 May 1892

MCMILLAN, James Alexander

Service number 6550
14th Infantry Battalion

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