British Solder's cemetery in Jelgava 1916-1919 (Nikolaja cemetery)

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WW1 British War Grav… on January 9, 2011


I love this photograph.

As you can see I'm really interested in finding out more about the British soldiers and seamen who are buried at Jelgava.

One of the graves could be that of my Great Grandfather or one of the other seamen killed at Riga on 17th October 1919 when their ship was shelled by Bermondt's Russio-German forces.

The other graves belong to British Prisoners of War who were held in camps close to Jelgava (Mitau as it was in 1917)Many of these men died of pneumonia or other causes related to starvation and ill-treatment, some were shot.

I have more information on my blogs


Laima Gūtmane (simka… on January 16, 2011

Thank You Angela, very much! You have good information about this period in our and your countries history. It was very interesting for me.

To Stefan. We may be happy to live in warless time.

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    • Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
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