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cemetery: Powązki, Warszawa
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Radgoszcz

Cmentarz wojenny nr 244 Narożniki

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War Cemetery No. 244 - Narożniki - a cemetery from World War I, located on the hamlet Naromniki belonging to the village of Radgoszcz, in the municipality of Radgoszcz, Dąbrowa Poviat, Lesser Poland Voivodeship. One of over 400 Western-Galician war cemeteries built by the Cemetery Graves Division of the C. and K. Military Commanders in Krakow. In the 6 th Tarnów district, these cemeteries are 63 . [source: Wikipedia, 3589763]
type of the cemeterywar
state of the cemeteryclosed
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Poland
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Location
The cemetery is located on the road leading from Radgoszcz along the left bank of the Dęba stream to Dulcza Wielka. It is located in a pine forest on the right side of this road, behind the Commune Sports Center (about 150 behind the western border of the forest) . [source: Wikipedia, 3589763]
Description of the cemetery
It is a small L-shaped cemetery. Originally, its fence was a wooden fence. This fence no longer exists. A completely new fence was made in a modern form of concrete posts and a fence mesh. The entrance is also through a modern iron gate, from where a wide alley leads to the cross. On its sides there are two rows of tombstones in the form of concrete plinths, on which crosses made of steel flat bars were crowned with metal, tin roofs. At the joining of the arms they have tin nameplates. There are two types of these crosses: two-armed (lotarian) and one-armed (Latin). In the side arm of the cemetery there are three other crosses. These are taller, made of steel flat bars, two-arm crosses, at the base having a frame in which the plate is placed. The main decorative element is located on the west side of the cemetery, a large wooden cross set on a concrete pedestal. It is a Latin cross topped with semicircular glory. It is made of many wooden elements connected with steel rims J. Drogomir, Poles in Western Galicia 1914-1915 (1918): lists of fallen and dead buried in 400 military cemeteries in Western Galicia. T. 2, TarnĂłw: District Museum, 2005. pp. 85-86 : [source: Wikipedia, 3589763]
the fallen
In 9 mass graves and 9 individual graves, 97 soldiers were buried, including : * 70 soldiers of the Austro-Hungarian army. 49 were identified. They belonged to different branches. Among them were Czechs from the 8th Infantry Regiment from Brno, Austrians from the 49th Infantry Regiment recruiting soldiers in the area of St. Pölten, soldiers of the 16th regiment of the Landwehr recruit soldiers around Krakow and Wadowice (there are two Polish names: Bandura and Kaniorczyk) and Bosnians from the 31st battalion of field shooters from Mitrovica. * 6 soldiers of the German army. Everyone was identified. They fought in the 220 Prussian reserve infantry regiment * 21 soldiers of the Russian army. Only four were identified. They fought in the 8th Wołogodski Infantry Regiment. They all died in May 1915 during the offensive of the combined Austro-Hungarian and German troops, known as the Battle of Gorlice. At that time, the Russian defense was broken, and as a result the Russian army was forced to retreat far east . [source: Wikipedia, 3589763]
The fate of the cemetery
In 1915, after winning the battle at Gorlice and driving the Russians further east, the Austro-Hungarian monarchy proceeded to the construction of cemeteries. After World War II, unfortunately, cemeteries from the First World War were not cared for. They were naturally destroyed by natural factors, and there were also acts of vandalism Cemetery No. 244 was thoroughly renovated. Its original appearance has been restored; new crosses and tin nameplates. The fence was also made quite anew, but not in accordance with the original assumptions. In 2015, the cemetery is in very good condition . [source: Wikipedia, 3589763]
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