Thursday, December 20, 2018

Serbian military WW1 cemetery in Dobroveni village, Municipality of Novaci

The Serbian military cemetery in Dobroveni village are located within the village cemetery in the property of the church of St. Dimitrij at the entrance of the village.
Serbian military WW1 cemetery in Dobroveni village, Municipality of Novaci, Macedonia
During the First World War there was a hospital in this village, which resulted in a large number of graves located at various locations near the village of Dobroveni. After the end of the war, most of the graves were moved to the present location.
Serbian military WW1 cemetery in Dobroveni village, Municipality of Novaci, Macedonia
The military cemetery is divided in two separate fenced areas. The iron bars used for the fence of the cemeteries, originate from the railway for the small train (narrow line) used to supply the Entante armies in this part of the front, which was also used after the end of World War I, for transport of coal from the mines near the village of Zhivojno.
Serbian military WW1 cemetery in Dobroveni village, Municipality of Novaci, Macedonia

Serbian military WW1 cemetery in Dobroveni village, Municipality of Novaci, Macedonia

Serbian military WW1 cemetery in Dobroveni village, Municipality of Novaci, Macedonia

Serbian military WW1 cemetery in Dobroveni village, Municipality of Novaci, Macedonia

The monument of the Serbian Postman

Within the upper area of the military cemetery, there is a monument which does not differ much from others, but the story related to it is particularly interesting. It’s the monument dedicated to the Serbian Postman, who during the First World War.

During the First World War in the village Dobroveni, a military post office of the Serbian army was located. Nearly all members of this post office died as a result of the bombing by the German aviation on November 29, 1916.

After the end of the war, a monument was erected on the site by their friends postmen, which read: „Овај им споменик подигоше другови“ (This monument was erected by their friends).

From the old photos it can be seen that today this monument is dislocated from the original location and is located in the military Serbian cemetery, next to the village cemetery in Dobroveni village.
Monument of the postman in its original location - village Dobroveni, Macedonia
Monument of the postman in its original location - village Dobroveni, Macedonia

Monument of the postman in village Dobroveni, Macedonia
Monument of the postman in village Dobroveni, Macedonia
December 20, 2018

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