In memoriam

Hamburg Cemetery



During the First World War, Hamburg Cemetery was used for the burial of over 300 Allied servicemen who died as prisoners of war. In 1923, it was decided that the graves of Commonwealth servicemen who had died all over Germany should be brought together into four permanent cemeteries. Hamburg was one of those chosen, and burials were brought into the cemetery from 120 burial grounds in Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg, Oldenburg, Hanover, Saxony, Brunswick and Westphalia. The majority died as prisoners. There are now 708 First World War servicemen buried or commemorated in the Commonwealth plot at Hamburg.

One man of the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron, Private Robert William Kerr, is buried here. The location of his grave is marked on the CWGC cemetery plan below.




Images kindly provided by Paul Ormerod. Cemetery plan and information sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission