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 The Mourning Soldiers statue

The Mourning Soldiers statue

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Burial Langemark-Poelkapelle, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Memorial ID 19364 · View Source
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The somber sculpture of 'The Mourning Soldiers' by Emil Krieger stands watch over 44,000 WW1 German soldiers buried at Langemark, nearly 25,000 of whom are unidentified and are buried in a common grave. The statue was inspired by a photograph of four soldiers from Reserve Infantry Regiment 238 at the funeral of a comrade in 1918. The soldier second from right in the photograph was killed in action two days later.

Bio by: David Conway


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 5 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19364
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for The Mourning Soldiers statue (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19364, citing Langemark German Military Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium ; Maintained by Find A Grave .