Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Polish and Commonwealth War graves In Newark on Trent

Newark and Trent Cemetery not only contains hundreds of graves dating from early Victorian times but is home to Commonwealth War graves and is also to the Polish war graves of the many Polish Service personal that were stationed locally ,many in the RAF . There is a memorial to the Air crew lost trying to drop supplies to the Polish resistance during the Warsaw uprising situated just outside the main war graves area.

The Cemetery was also home to the remains of Wladyslaw Sikorski before it was returned to Poland in 1993 , although his monument and grave site remain and are beautifully kept .

The Main Section contains over 300 Polish Graves and a smaller number of Commonwealth Graves.

Some of the many Polish War Graves , if any one has a relation in any of the UK's war grave sites and cannot visit themselves please let me know and I will attempt to visit and take a photograph of the headstone and  pass them on to you ,please let me know via this blog and I will arrange something.

The Cross of Sacrifice

The Commonwealth Graves are all around the different areas of the cemetery.

The Monument to Newarks service personnel from the Great war to Afghanistan.

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