Cannock Chase District
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Historical Information: On 16 October 1959, an agreement was concluded by the governments of the United Kingdom and the Federal Republic of Germany concerning the future care of the graves of German nationals who lost their lives in the United Kingdom during the two World Wars. The agreement provided for the transfer to a central cemetery in the United Kingdom of all graves which were not situated in cemeteries and plots of Commonwealth war graves maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in situ. Following this agreement, the German War Graves Commission (Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgraberfursorge) made arrangements to transfer the graves of German servicemen and civilian internees of both wars from scattered burial grounds to the new cemetery established at Cannock Chase. The inauguration and dedication of this cemetery, which contains 4858 German and Austrian graves, took place in June 1967.
OPENING HOURS: Summer Weekdays: 08.00 - 18.00 Summer Weekends: 10.00 - 18.00 Winter Weekdays: 08.30 - 16.00 Winter Weekends: 11.00 - 16.00 or dusk, whichever is earlier.From the M6, exit at Junction 11 and take the A460 towards Cannock town centre. From Cannock town centre take the A34, Cannock to Stafford road. Follow for approximately 3 miles to roundabout, following signs for Rugeley. Turn right after about 1 mile, then left at crossroads. Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery is signposted on the A34 when travelling from either Cannock or Stafford.
(text used with permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission)