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During the First World War when there was a large military camp at Cannock Chase which became the base for the New Zealand Rifle Brigade. There was also a prisoner-of-war hospital with 1,000 beds, and both camp and hospital used the burial ground. Cannock Chase War Cemetery contains 97 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, most of them New Zealanders, and 286 German burials. There are also three burials of the Second World War. The 58 German burials in Plot 4 were all brought into the cemetery in 1963, as part of the German Government's policy to remove all graves situated in cemeteries or war graves plots not maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Michaels_360_VR7 mons ago
Some of the Germans died of Spanish fku. They were civilians interned during WWI. There are New Zealand soldiers who were camped there when they got ill.
I adore soldiers! Hope their souls can enter heaven, god bless you!
Kirsten Funk7 mons ago
They are all heroes 🙏do remember them please