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

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  • KptLt Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky (1908 - 1940)
    Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky, Kapitänleutnant, was born 27 Jan 1908 and died 12 Feb 1940. He joined the Kriegsmarine in 1929. He served as Watch Officer on the U-20 (U-boat) from Feb 1936 to Se...
  • Ing Max Zühl (1883 - 1942)
    Max Zühl, Ing , was a German serviceman and a prisoner of war in Canada during the Second World War. In 1970 he was disinterred from Cataraqui Cemetery, Cataraqui, Ontario and buried in the Germ...
  • Heizer Alfred Ziglitzki (1891 - 1942)
    Alfred Ziglitzki, Heizer , was a German serviceman and a prisoner of war in Canada during the Second World War. In 1970 he was disinterred from Cataraqui Cemetery, Cataraqui, Ontario and buried in the ...
  • F Weber (b. - 1945)
    F Weber was a German serviceman and a prisoner of war in Canada during the Second World War. In 1970 he was disinterred from Mount Hermon Cemetery, Bergerville, Québec and buried in the German W...
  • OGefr Karl Zarnitz (1919 - 1945)
    Karl Zarnitz, OGefr , was a German serviceman and a prisoner of war in Canada during the Second World War. In 1970 he was disinterred from St. Andrew's Cemetery, Port Arthur, Ontario and buried in the ...

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. These profiles serve as a valuable resource for persons interested in German prisoners of war in Canada.

List of German POWs buried in Woodland Cemetery

Cemeteries the POWs were Disintered from

World War II

World War 1 Totals

There are 7 cemeteries where 39 POWs were buried.

World War II, by province

  • 49 POWs were originally buried in Alberta in 6 cemeteries
  • 1 POW was originally buried in Manitoba in 1 cemetery
  • 6 POWs were originally buried in New Brunswick in 3 cemeteries
  • 1 POW was originally buried in Nova Scotia in 1 cemetery
  • 82 POWs were originally buried in Ontario in 16 cemeteries
  • 8 POWs were orignally buried in Quebec in 3 cemeteries
  • 1 POW was originally buried in Saskatchewan in 1 cemetery

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