Pålsjö War Cemetery
Commonwealth War Graves
German War Graves
Kullabygden Genealogical Society
Copyright © 2007,
November 25, 2004
Pålsjö War CemeteryOn Pålsjö Cemetery in Helsingborg (entrance at Ringstorpsvägen/KullavägenChrister Boijes väg) you find one of the few war cemeteries in Sweden. A number of WW2 foreign aviators are buried there. Here you find pictures and texts on the tombstones.
If you knew any of the persons buried here, or if you have information about them, please send me your story.
Commonwealth War Graves:
SWEDEN IN THE TWO WORLD WARS
Although its neutrality was respected in the two World Wars,
there are Commonwealth burials in Sweden of both these Wars.
The 73 burials in four cemeteries and churchyards are almost all
of sailors whose bodies were washed ashore on the south west
coast. The great majority of these were casualties from the
Battle of Jutland in which, on 31st May 1916, the British Grand
Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet fought the greatest naval
engagement of the First World War. The battle took place to the
west of the entrance to the Skagerrak and is known in Sweden
as the Battle of the North Sea.
No fewer than 113 of the 121 casualties of the Second World
War were airmen lost in aircraft which fell over Sweden and the
surrounding seas during raids on the German held territories of
Norway, Denmark and Finland. They are buried in 9 cemeteries
and churchyards in the south of the country.
HALSINGBORG (PALSJO) MUNICIPAL CEMETERY
All the burials in the Commonwealth plot here are of airmen.
36 of them are British, 9 Canadian, 2 Australian and 1 South African.
WAS CONSTRUCTED AND IS MAINTAINED BY
THE COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION
German War Graves:
ALS OPFER DES
ERSTEN UND ZWEITEN
RUHEN HIER 93
SOM OFFER FÖR
FÖRSTA OCH ANDRA
VILAR HÄR 93