War Memorial Stadtkirche Vegesack

The monument stands on the far west side of the churchyard facing east towards the church. A large eagle is carved in relief on the east side, clutching a dagger in its claws and holding a laurel (or palm?) branch in its beak. An oak leaf with two acorns is carved to the left.
The 73 names of the WW1 dead are inscribed on the north, south and west sides of the monument, arranged chronologically starting on the south side. The names are recorded in two rows with the first name abbreviated and the surname given in full. Stylised oak leaves sere as spacers between names.

An inscription commemorating the WW2 dead was added on the surface of the bottom step though no names are inscribed.

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Source

  • Text: Andy Pegler
  • Photos: Andy Pegler