Ihrhove

Graves of the four polish soldiers in Ihrhove
Graves of the four polish soldiers in Ihrhove

Their first names, surnames and dates of birth and death (in one case only the date of death) were carved on low stone crosses.

The data in the left column comes from Polish and English archival materials, the right - from the tombstones (original spelling preserved):

 

FRENKEL BOLESŁAW Second Lieutenant   BOLESLAW FRENKEL * 22.8.1912 † 2.5.1945

11th Supplies Company

* 22.6.1912 Borysław district Drohobycz

† 2.5.1945 minefield

R-C. Serv. Number 1912/19/I-4619

 

PTASZYŃSKI WŁADYSŁAW Lance Corporal Rifles   WLADYSLAW PTASZYNSKI * 1.12.1916 † 2.5.1945

11th Supplies Company

* 1.2.1916 Warszawa

† 2.5.1945 minefield

R-C. Serv. Number 1916/18/I-4732

 

SEMENIAK JAN Lance Corporal Rifles   J.H. SEMENIAK † 23.4.1945

Highland Rifle Battalion

* 2.6.1906 Ostrowiec district Kołomyja

† 23.4.1945 Langholt

R-C. Serv. Number 1909/79/I-21634

 

WOŁOSZYK WITOLD a.k.a. "Las" Lance Corporal Rifles   RITH W LAS † 2.5.1945

10th Regiment of Mounted Rifles

* 13.8.1924 Starogard

† 2.5.1945 23 Canadian Field Ambulance

R-C. Serv. Number 1924/380/I-33785

 

Before 2002, this small soldier's plot was cleaned up, and erroneous data on the tombstones was partly corrected. Moreover, information on military ranks and affiliation to specific units was added, in accordance with accepted principles. A stone plaque was placed in front of the tombstones, with the Polish national emblem, division symbol and a text in Polish and German:

 

HERE REST SOLDIERS OF THE 1ST POLISH ARMOURED DIVISION

 

At a distance of about 5 meters, Polish prisoners of war from the First World War are probably buried in two graves:

 

JAN EDEN

† 3.8.1915

 

LUDWIG HARNISCH

† 10.10.1917

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  • Tombstones and memorial plaque at the burial ground of polish soldiers

    Tombstones and memorial plaque at the burial ground of polish soldiers

  • Tombstones and memorial plaque at the burial ground of polish soldiers

    Tombstones and memorial plaque at the burial ground of polish soldiers

  • Tombstones and memorial plaque at the burial ground of polish soldiers

    Tombstones and memorial plaque at the burial ground of polish soldiers

  • Tombstones and memorial plaque at the burial ground of polish soldiers

    Tombstones and memorial plaque at the burial ground of polish soldiers

  • Tombstones and memorial plaque at the burial ground of polish soldiers

    Tombstones and memorial plaque at the burial ground of polish soldiers