Dompierre German Military Cemetery

Also known as Deutsche Kriegsgräberstätte Dompierre

Dompierre, Departement de l'Oise, Picardie, France Add to Map
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2227 German burials; in the neighbouring French cemetery 1279 French and two English burials.

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"The German military cemetery at Dompierre began as a shared French and German burial ground on June 30, 1916 next to a French Army casualty clearing station (Durchgangslazarette). At this time there was a train station at this location which facilitated the rapid evacuation of the large numbers of wounded. Initially the burials consisted of those who had died from their wounds during the Battle of the Somme, which had begun on July 1. However, the majority of those who are at rest here were victims of the German offensives of March, April, as well as June, 1918, and the Allied major offensive of August 1918. A small number of those interred here died in Allied prisoner of war camps. The dead belong to 194 infantry and 34 artillery regiments, as well as numerous misc. units, including aviators, pioneers, medical units, support troops etc. Their garrisons in the homeland include West Prussia, Pomerania, Silesia, Schleswig-Holstein, Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, East Frisia, Wurttemberg, and Hesse, as well as the Hanseatic cities of Bremen, Hamburg, and Lübeck. The cemetery was expanded in 1919 due to re-interments from fifty other locations[?]. At the end of 1921 the French war dead were disinterred and relocated to a separate national cemetery close by."

  • Added: 16 Jul 2012
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