"Gravesites of non-American nationals" Top 5 Page for this destination Arlington Things to Do Tip by matcrazy1

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by matcrazy1

Looking at thousands military gravesites of US citizens I thought that the cemetery is exclusively American burial ground. Yes, it is but... there are few gravesites of non-American citizens as well. Look here, especially if you are a citizen of:
- Australia,
- Germany,
- Italy,
- the Netherlands,
- South Africa,
- United Kingdom.

As for Poland I didn't find any gravesites with information on Polish origin of any buried man but I did find quite many surnames sounded like Polish ones for example James Francis Adamouski (Adamski ? in Polish) from Springfield, Virginia, who died at age 29 in Iraq in 2003.

This monument of a man on a horse, on my picture, was put in honor of Sir John Greer Dill, British Field Marshal. It was unique (more European, I can say) in the cemetery where most larger memorials were built in a shape of larger or smaller neo-classical ancient shrine.

John Dill, born in Ireland, was the Chief of the Imperial General Staff during the early stages of World War II, died in Washington in 1944. Why was he buried at the Arlington cemetery? Well, he was a close personal friend of George C. Marshall, the United States Army Chief of Staff General.

Address: Administrative Building, Arlington, Virginia 22211
Directions: By metro to Arlington Cemetery station (+ a walk or metrobus) or by car (details in my Transportation Tips).
othercontact: +1 (703) 607-8585
Phone: +1 (703) 607-8000
Website: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/jgdill.htm

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 16, 2005
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