Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery in Poland

Krakow is a large city in the south of Poland about 257 kilometres south-west of Warsaw. Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery, a large Military Cemetery which contains Polish, Russian and German graves as well as Commonwealth graves, is located east of the city. The Commonwealth War Graves Plot is located through the entrance and to the left of the cemetery in the north-eastern corner of the burial ground. At the end of the Second World War, the graves service of the British Army of the Rhine gathered together Commonwealth graves from all over Poland into three cemeteries, Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery being the largest. There are now 483 Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War buried or commemorated in Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery. There are also 24 non war graves, those of civilian internees (including two Imperial War Graves Commission gardeners) and 15 Polish war graves. There is 1 grave from the 1,531 servicemen lost with our Ships at Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery, that of William Tabb, HMS Glorious: Commonwealth War Graves SectionCommonwealth War Graves Section