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Święcany

Cmentarz wojenny nr 30 Święcany

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War Cemetery No. 30 - Święcany - an Austrian cemetery from World War I located in Święcany, in the Podkarpackie Voivodeship, in the Jasło poviat, in the Skołyszyn commune. 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 2nd district of Jasło, these cemeteries are 31 . [source: Wikipedia, 859141]
type of the cemeterywar
state of the cemeteryclosed
[source: Wikipedia, 859141]
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Description of the cemetery
It was designed by Johann Jäger on a rectangular plan. The fence of the three sides is made of a stone wall, only the fence from the entrance gate is made of wooden segments of the fence set on stone posts covered with shingles and topped with crosses. Entrance through a two-wing wooden gate. A path leads from the gate to the opposite wall. Monumental wall made of sandstone. There is an array with an inscription in German on it. In the translation into Polish, it is : Those who fought and those who protected you, Have fallen faithful to their duty. A bright effect of the scientific time. There is a dawn of freedom for us. Gravestones in regular rows. They are crowned with one-armed (Latin) or two-armed (Lorraine) wooden crosses set on a concrete plinth and covered with wooden roofs. On the crosses there were plaques with names of the dead, or only the number buried in a given grave . Trees are planted along the cemetery's fence. The cemetery was built in 1916-1917. It was renovated in 2004 and is in good technical condition . is under the care of the Skołyszyn commune . [source: Wikipedia, 859141]
the fallen
According to the information board mounted on the tree, they were buried here Based on a table mounted on a tree near the cemetery fence : * 159 soldiers of the Austro-Hungarian army, fighting in 56, 59 and 100 jr * 100 soldiers of the Russian army fighting in 121 and 122 infantry regiment. 104 soldiers are known from the surname. They all died on 4 and 5 May 1915 in the fields near Biecz and Szerzyn , that is, during the victorious for the allied Austro-Hungarian and German armies of the battle of Gorlice. [source: Wikipedia, 859141]
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