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German War Graves in Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

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  • OGefr Pantaleon Rengert (1920 - 1942)
    OGefr Pantaleon Rengert was a German serviceman and a prisoner of war in Canada during the Second World War. In 1970 he was disinterred from Iroquois Falls Public Cemetery, Iroquois Falls, Ontario and ...
  • Wilhelm Reeman (b. - 1941)
    Wilhelm Reeman was a German serviceman and a prisoner of war in Canada during the Second World War. In 1970 he was disinterred from Iroquois Falls Cemetery, Iroquois Falls, Ontario and buried in the Ge...
  • Mtr Nickolas Reisdorf (1889 - 1941)
    Mtr Nickolas Reisdorf was a German serviceman and a prisoner of war in Canada during the Second World War. In 1970 he was disinterred from Riverside Cemetery, Port Arthur, Ontario and buried in the Ger...
  • OGefr Gerhard Pohl (1922 - 1945)
    OGefr Gerhard Pohl was a German serviceman and a prisoner of war in Canada during the Second World War. In 1970 he was disinterred from Riverside Cemetery, Port Arthur, Ontario and buried in the German...
  • G Scheffolf (b. - 1918)
    G Scheffolf was a German serviceman and a prisoner of war in Canada during the First World War. In 1970 he was disinterred and buried in the German War Graves Section in Woodland Cemetery in Kitchener,...

During the First and Second Wars German Prisoners of War were detained in POW camps throughout Canada. 187 of them died while detained in Canadian POW camps during both World Wars and were buried at various sites across Canada. The German War Graves Commission, a humanitarian organization charged with registering the German war dead abroad, wanted to consolidate the German POWs in one place to ensure that they receive proper care. The German War Graves Commission reviewed numerous cities across Canada and chose Kitchener, Ontario as the place to relocate the graves. In 1970, all 187 German POWs were moved to the German War Graves Section within Woodland Cemetery. The German War Graves are maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Canadian Agency.

The purpose of this project is to create profiles for every German POW buried in the German Graves Section at Woodland Cemetery and to connect each profile with the Big Tree.

List of German POWs buried in Woodland Cemetery

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