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Historian of Brookwood Cemetery

The Brookwood Russia Memorial

The Brookwood Russia Memorial stood in the Brookwood Military Cemetery from 1983 to 2015.


The Brookwood Russia Memorial
























It was completed in 1983 and was located near to the Brookwood Memorial to the Missing in the south-east corner of the Military Cemetery. It consisted of four slender walls, bearing name panels on each side and radiating from a central pylon which carried the following inscription:


1914-1918


1939-1945


IN HONOUR OF

SAILORS, SOLDIERS

AND AIRMEN

OF THE FORCES

OF THE

BRITISH

COMMONWEALTH

WHO DIED

IN RUSSIA

DURING TWO

WORLD WARS


THEIR NAME LIVETH

FOR EVERMORE


The memorial panels of Westmorland green slate bore the names of 662 casualties as follows:


(1) 155 Commonwealth dead of the First World War who lie buried in unknown graves in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Murmansk and Transcaucasia and are not commemorated elsewhere.


(2) 482 Commonwealth dead of the First World War who are also commemorated by name on graves or memorials in the Archangel Allied Cemetery, the Murmansk Russian Cemetery Extension and the Odessa Second Christian Cemetery.


(3) 25 Commonwealth dead of the Second World War who are also commemorated by name on graves or memorials in the Archangel Allied Cemetery, the Murmansk Russian Cemetery Extension and the Odessa Second Christian Cemetery.


In 1989 the Commonwealth War Graves Commission published its Brookwood (Russia) Memorial that listed further details of all the casualties commemorated on the memorial.




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