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cemetery: Powązki, Warszawa
photography: Jacek Michiej

Cmentarz wojenny nr 79 Sękowa

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War Cemetery No. 79 - Sękowa - cemetery from World War I, designed by Hans Mayr, located in the village of Sękowa in the Sękowa commune in the Gorlice poviat in the Lesser Poland voivodship. One of over 400 Western-Galician war cemeteries built by the Cemetery Graves Division of the C. and K. Military Commanders in Krakow. It belongs to District III Gorlice. [source: Wikipedia, 3564925]
type of the cemeterywar
state of the cemeteryclosed
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The cemetery is located in the eastern part of the village of Sękowa on the Kawiory hill on the eastern side of the Sękówka stream valley, on the evidential plot No. 888/1. The cemetery has a rectangular shape with a small axial projection on the north-east side with a fenced area of 1893 m. The main architectural accent of the object is a stone monument in the form of a triangular peak flanked with pilaster strips with an inscription plate placed on the highest hill. The cemetery is surrounded by a fence from a full stone wall with faults adapted to the slope of the area with an entrance from the south, enclosed in high poles with bullet ends. A system of regular graves with tombstones in the form of large cast-iron crosses one and two-armed and small Latin and Maltese as well as concrete stel with cast-iron plaques. On an entry plate:
1206 soldiers in 53 individual graves and 52 mass graves were buried in the cemetery Oktawian Duda Cemeteries of the First World War in Western Galicia 1914-1918 - Studies and materials, Center for the Protection of the Historic Landscape, Warsaw 1995, p. 448 : * 468 Austro-Hungarian soldiers from: 18 Infantry Regiment * 372 German soldiers from: 46 Prussian Infantry Regiment, 46 Prussian Reserve Infantry Regiment, 3.13, and 22 Bavarian Infantry Regiment, 21 Bavarian Pioneers' Battalion, 19th and 21th Bavarian Company of Pioneers * 366 Russian soldiers killed in November 1914 - May 1915. Renovation of the cemetery was carried out in 1999. [source: Wikipedia, 3564925]
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