Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
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Location
Region : Hanover, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Latitude : 52.377599
Lontitude : 9.652807
CWGC Link : CWGC
The city of Hannover lies in the north of Germany approx 290kms west of Berlin. From the A2 motorway Dortmund to Berlin take exit 42 (Ausfahrt 42) HANNOVER-HERRENHAUSEN / GARBSEN-OST (CWGC sign) and follow the B6 direction HANNOVER-ZENTRUM. Continue along the B6 for approx 1.5kms and turn right onto L395 STOCKNERSTRASSE (CWGC sign) direction AHLEM. Continue for approx 3.5kms then turn left onto KLOCKNERSTRASSE (CWGC Signposted) Continue for approx 800m then turn left onto B441 AHLEMERSTRASSE direction HANNOVER (CWGC sign) road name changes to WUNSTORFER LANDSTRASSE. After approx 1km turn right onto RICHARD-LATTORFSTRASSE (CWGC sign) and continue for approx 800m. Turn right onto HEISTERBERGALLEE (CWGC sign) and continue for approx 1km. The cemetery can be found on the right.

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Cookstown Casualties
No     Rank Name Service No Regiment / Service Date Of Death Grave Ref
1 Sgt. Nelson, Thomas 623923 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 20/02/1944 Grave 5-C-6
Cemetery History
Many of the graves in Hanover War Cemetery were brought in from prisoner of war camp cemeteries, small German cemeteries and from isolated positions in the surrounding country.
The cemetery contains 2,407 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 62 of them unidentified.
There are also 39 non-war burials and 10 war graves of other nationalities, most of them Polish.
Hanover War Cemetery adjoins Hanover Military Cemetery, a substantial post war cemetery of more than 3,000 burials..