Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery Poland
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Regimental Sergeant Major Harold Beesley died whilst a prisoner of war in Poland having been captured during operations at Dieppe.
Guardsman Thomas Maxwell was wounded during operations in Crete on 2 June 1941 and became a prisoner of war. He died whilst a prisoner of war cause of death not known to this archive.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/27, 29, 30, and 60.
Westminster Abbey Commando Roll of Honour file ref. National Archives DEFE/2/843.
Gunner Peter Smith died whilst a prisoner of war.
Historical information for Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery.
Those buried here died while prisoners of war during the German occupation, most of the graves coming from the cemetery at the large camp at Lamsdorf, Stalag VIIIB (after 1943 known as Stalag 344), where there was a hospital of 450 beds used only for Commonwealth prisoners. (Source : CWGC.)
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