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Żabno

Cmentarz wojenny nr 253 Żabno

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War Cemetery No. 253 - Żabno - a cemetery from World War I, located in the city of Żabno, in the Żabno commune, the Tarnów poviat, the Małopolska province. 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 7th district of Dąbrowa, there are 12 cemeteries . [source: Wikipedia, 2434343]
type of the cemeterywar
state of the cemeteryclosed
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Description of the cemetery
Designed by the Austrian architect Johann Watzal as a military headquarters at the parish cemetery in Żabno. Has a plan of two rectangles; one is larger, the other is smaller and the T-shaped is made up. The main element of the cemetery is the monumental wall topped with a Maltese cross. There is an inscription plate with the inscription on its front wall :
In translation into Polish: Za życiu / walczący / leżą po śmierci zespnani / ojczyzna laments equally / winners and / defeated. The cemetery fence consists partly of a wall, and partly of concrete and iron pillars, between which steel pipes were mounted. The entrance is located on the side of the main avenue alley and has the form of a double-winged iron gate topped with a double Lorraine cross. The burial fields are surrounded by concrete curbs. There are several types of tombstones: * with a concrete, half-round pedestal, on which two-spoke crosses with a tin nameplate * with a concrete casing were mounted, on which mounted flat-headed crosses covered with a gable, serrated roof * with a concrete, semi-circular pedestal, on which the crosses were mounted covered with semicircular, serrated roofs extended to the base of the cross. In addition, at the cemetery, right behind the entrance gate is a concrete monument crowned with a concrete cross. This is a monument of Polish soldiers buried here in September 1939. In front of the inscription board is the second concrete monument crowned with the Russian star. It was set on the grave of Soviet soldiers who died here in 1945 . [source: Wikipedia, 2434343]
the fallen
Buried here are 242 soldiers in 15 collective graves and 69 individual graves. They are: * 3 soldiers of the Austro-Hungarian army, all known by their names (including hussars of the 5th regiment of the Hussars and 9th Honorary Hussars) * 239 soldiers of the Russian army. They fought mainly in the 7th Rewa Infantry Regiment, 13th Prussian pp, 20 Galician pp, 33 jelecki pp, 38 pp ppob, 122 tamborski pp, 125 kurski pp, 155 cuban pp, 10 non-Belgian sapper battalion and 21 rifle sappers battalion These are soldiers who died in the hospital in Żabno. As wounded or ill, they were brought to him from nearby battlefields and trenches. Alina Elizaweta Tarnowska, a sister of mercy, who looks after them, was buried with them, who died of an infectious disease. These soldiers died mainly in May 1915, after the great 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. Part of the soldiers died in December 1914 . [source: Wikipedia, 2434343]
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