Poland: War Graves

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 22nd January 2019.

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Photo of Scott Mann Scott Mann Conservative, North Cornwall

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to honour and commemorate the 30 British soldiers who died in Germany in 1921 and 1922 while implementing conditions of the Treaty of Versailles and who lie in unmarked graves in Opole in Poland by asking the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to undertake the marking of their graves.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is established to commemorate those members of the Commonwealth forces who lost their lives between 4 August 1914 and 31 August 1921, and between 3 September 1939 to 31 December 1947. The CWGC remit does not extend beyond those dates.

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