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Memorial to those buried in Russia in Two World Wars, Brookwood Cemetery.

At Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey there is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission memorial to the fallen of both the First and Second World Wars who are commemorated or buried in the former Soviet Union.  The memorial was erected as a place of commemoration when (during the Cold War) it was difficult to visit the actual memorials and cemeteries.  There is one King's Own soldier commemorated on the memorial.


Russian Memorial, Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey, photographed in October 2012.
Accession Number: KO2934/05


Russian Memorial, Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey, photographed in October 2012.
Accession Number: KO2934/06


Russian Memorial, Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey, photographed in Ocotber 2012.
Accession Number: KO2934/07


Private Albert Roberts, number 9510, of the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, who died on 21st March 1917 and is buried in Nikolai Cemetery, Latvia.  Private Roberts attested for military service in Lancaster on October 1907.  He was in India at the outbreak of the First World War and arrived in France on 15th January 1915 with the rest of the battalion.  He was taken prisoner of war at the Battle of Frezenberg in May 1915.  He died whilst being held as a prisoner of war.  It is believed Private Roberts is the only King's Own soldier to have died in Russia in the First World War.
Accession Number: KO2934/08

 

Only a proportion of our collections are on display at anyone time.  Certain items are on loan for display in other institutions.  An appointment is required to consult any of our collections which are held in store.

2012 Trustees of the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum