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cemetery: Powązki, Warszawa
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Cmentarz wojenny nr 343 Kępanów

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War Cemetery No. 343 - Kępanów - a cemetery from World War I located in the village of Kępanów in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in the Bochnia poviat, in the Łapanów commune. It is one of 400 Western-Galician war cemeteries built by the Cemetery Graves Division of the C. and K. Military Commanders in Krakow. Of this number, there are 46 cemeteries in the Bochnia district. [source: Wikipedia, 2529589]
type of the cemeterywar
state of the cemeteryclosed
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It is located just off the local road from Łapanów through Grabie and Kępanów to Raciechowice. It is located at an altitude of 256 m above sea level, on the northern side of the road, next to the buildings. Next to the cemetery leads a side road to further buildings, and about 30 m west of the cemetery is a bus stop . [source: Wikipedia, 2529589]
The soldiers of the Russian and Austro-Hungarian armies who died in the surrounding fields at the beginning of December 1914 during the Limanowa-Pawanski operation were buried here together in one cemetery. Austrian troops attacking in the direction of Łapanowo, Zbydnia and Żegociny displaced the Russians from neighboring towns, and then after a few days of extremely fierce battles, they gained hills in the towns of Buczyna, Grabina, Stradomka, Sobolów, Chrostowa, Kamyk, Wola Nieszkowska, Nieprześnia. On December 13, the Russians began a retreat further east . [source: Wikipedia, 2529589]
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It is a small cemetery (50 m). Buried here in one collective grave and 7 individual in total 9 soldiers: 5 Austro-Hungarian and 4 Russian. Only one is known from the name: cadet Anton Fritz. The cemetery is built on a rectangular plan with one side directly adjacent to a ditch by the road, the other to a side road, the third to the house fence. It is renovated and tidy. The fence is made of chains on iron posts. The cemetery is planted with trees. Tombstones arranged in rows. On the two graves are large cast-iron and openwork crosses; one is the Lorraine cross, the other Latin. On the other smaller ones with iron flat bars (also two types: Lotara and Latin). The smaller ones have oval plates with inscriptions. All crosses are on concrete plinths. [source: Wikipedia, 2529589]
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