HANNOVER POST WAR CEMETERY(MOD).
One of a number of British military cemeteries in Germany, this one adjoins the British War Cemetery located about three kilometres from the town boundary of Harenberg on the road towards Hannover.
It is known locally as the “Englische Friedhof”.
British military cemeteries are the responsibility of the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) and not the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC).
Because the Hannover Military Cemetery lies next to the War Cemetery, the CWGC maintains the site on behalf of MOD, and, although not responsible for those buried there, does hold details of where service personnel and their families who died in Germany after WWII are buried. They DO NOT hold service details.
To get there by car: From the A2/E34 turn off at junction 40 on to the 441 direction Hannover, Ahlem and Seelze. Travel for 7 Kms turn right at sign for Harenberg along Seelzestrasse and continue through Harenberg to the 'T' junction, here turning left for Hannover. The Cemeteries are are on the left of this road.
To get there by public transport from front right of Hannover Main Rail Station: No.10 route Tram to end of the line in Ahlem, then bus number 574 to Englischer Friedhof. This bus only runs on schooldays. Check for times before commencing journey-otherwise taxi!
I have a comrade who died as the result of a road traffic accident (RTA) on 17th August 1953.
His name is: Lance Corporal Wally C. Mathews (Service Number 22602692). 1 Corps (HQ) Provost Company, Royal Military Police.
His grave details are: Plot 4;Row F;Grave No.1.
Another RMP is buried close by in the same row as Wally. He is L/Cpl. Alan Barber of 7th Arm'd Div. Pro.Coy. Verden who died in a RTA near Soltau on 17th September 1953. His grave is No.14.