Cannock Chase War Cemetery, Cannock

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  • August 19, 2017
    Hidden in Cannock Chase next to a Commonwealth War Cemetery is a German one. Bodies were brought here from around the country to be reinterred often four to a grave. The stones are set amongst heather...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    A Wonderful Occasion. British and German Children working together. Peace and reconsiliation. There was also a German widow in attendance aged 97. Her husband had been shot down and killed over Kent i...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    As I don't live far from Cannock Chase I do sometimes go to the German Cemetery when I venture up there. The cemetery is set within the 'Chase' , which is deemed an area of outstanding beauty, and is ...  more »
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  • Although called the Commonwealth War Cemetery, this plot contains 97 Commonwealth burials of World War I, most of them New Zealanders, and 286 German burials. There are also three World War II burials. During WWI there were two army camps, a prisoner-of-war camp and a 1,000-bed military hospital on Cannock Chase, and this cemetery served all four of them. Poignantly, many of the young men buried here died, not from battle injuries, but from Spanish Flu, which ravaged the world at that time. The grounds are preserved immaculately.
  • An area of interest, continue pass both cemeteries and get a great walk as well. German cemetery further down has the limited opening hours.
  • The cemetery is well looked after in a lovely peaceful place.
  • Interesting place, very peaceful
  • Lovely quiet place

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