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Leopoldsburg, Koning Leopold II laan

 

 

 

 

The military cemetery in Leopoldsburg is located at about one km. distance of the NMBS railway station of the city.

This cemetery is also located in a wooded area. Two ornate chapels give a certain personality to the rather beautiful cemetery. The gravestones have been sandblasted in the summer of 2013. The above picture was taken a year earlier.

 

On an area of roughly four acres we find 844 casualties of the Great War. 45 of these are unknown soldiers.

 

The cemetery was originally a German military cemetery. After the war the German casualties were transferred to larger “assembly” cemeteries. After all German soldiers were transferred Leopoldsburg became a Belgian cemetery.

 

The Belgian prisoners who died in Germany during the First World War were reburied here after the First World War.

 

Sometimes we find peculiar situations. The gravestone on the picture below is on grave number O-7, but while the name is entered in the register, this name does not appear in any Belgian database.

 

 

 

 

 

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