AACHEN MILITARY CEMETERY
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 50.74577, Longitude: 6.1082
Aachen is a city in West Germany, close to the Dutch and Belgian borders, approx 85km west of Köln (Cologne) and 52kms east of Liege. From the A4 Köln to Aachen motorway follow direction A44 BRUSSEL / LIEGE. Take exit 2 (Ausfahrt 2) AACHEN-LICHTENBUSH and follow direction L223 MONSCHAU. Continue for approx 3kms and the main cemetery entrance (EHRENFRIEDHOF / WALDFRIEDHOF) can be found on the right. Turn left immediately inside the entrance gate and continue for approx 50m to the German War Graves, then turn left and continue for a further 50m, the single CWGC headstone can be found on the left.
The cemetery address is: Monschauer Straße 52076 Aachen, Germany.
The majority of First World War Commonwealth war graves in Germany were moved into four permanent cemeteries after the war. However, a few graves could not be moved on religious grounds or for other reasons and they remain in their original locations in German military and civil cemeteries. Most of the Commonwealth graves in Aachen Military Cemetery were removed to Cologne Southern Cemetery, but one grave remains, that of a Gurkha rifleman.
4211 Rifleman Kami Gurung 1st Bn. 4th Gurkha Rifles, died 1st January 1915. Former "Allies Plot" grave 53. Son of Birbhan Gurung, of Hinjacket, Kaski, No. 3 West, Nepal.