Juha Tompuri wrote:Ike,
Hmmm... the last name and the date of death are wrong at the tombstone.
Thanks, but let's be fair and call it a succesful teamwork since your tips have been quite essential.
's name is number six from the top on that list and it is obvious that he was indeed still very much alive on March 4. Makes me really wonder about the date on the stone, someone must have messed while copying data from one list to another or something.
P.S. What other "foreign volunteers/troops" related monuments do you have at Helsinki?
At nearby Valkeala cemetary there rests a Danish Winter War fighter pilot Fritz Rasmussen and two German 1918 soldiers. Willy Heinz (German, there even is a Finnish song about him)), fallen 1918 rests at Kotka.
I noticed some similar stones as the one above with names of Nordic volunteers at Hietaniemi, in addition there are couple of bigger memorial stones for the ethnically Finn-related (Estonians, etc.) and Swedish volunteers, pictures below. The snowy picture is from an older post and shows yet another memorial there (for Germans). Elsewhere in the city there are some single graves of Germans who fought in the war of 1918.
You probably know about the German WWII Military cemetary at Ruskeasanta, Vantaa (some 20 kms from Helsinki city: http://www.vantaa.fi/mio/kartat/opas/ita/8760.htm
) - I'm not sure about the number of graves there, but probably there are a few hundreds.
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