Lychakiv military cemetery



ID number:
03215
Title:
Lychakiv military cemetery
City:
Description:
From September 3, 1914 until June 22, 1915, Lviv was occupied by Russian troops. To bury the soldiers fallen in the taking of the city, the Foundation of Countess Bobrinskaya, wife of the Russian Governor of Lviv organized a separate cemetery on the hills above the Glowacki Park in 1914-1915 - the so-called Glory Hill. After the retreat of the Russian army, the remains were exhumed and transferred to the Austrian military cemetery, which was laid in 1915 in the north-eastern part of the Lychakiv cemetery.
Subject:
Lychakiv, cemetery, graves
Creator:
Unknown
Publisher:
Unpublished resources
Date:
1915-1916
Format:
90x140 mm
Copyright:
Ihor Kotlobulatov
Collection:
Category:
Technique:
Inscriptions:
On obverse:
In Deutch: Lyczakower Heldenfriedhof in Lemberg.
On reverse:
In Deutch: K. u K. Kriegsgraber Inspektion Lemberg. Zu Gunsten der Kriegsgraber-Fursorge.
In Polish: C. i k. Inspekcja grobów wojennych we Lwowie. Na dochód opieki grobów wojennych.
In Ukrainian: Ц. і к. Інспекція гробів воєнних у Львові. На дохід опіки воєнних гробів.

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