First World War cemeteries in Skochivir village

During the First World War, the village of Skochivir found itself on the actual front line in the autumn of 1916, and later when the fighting moved to only a few kilometers away, it became an important communication point for the forces of the Entente armies.


Near the village was built the so-called "French Road" connecting the villages of Skochivir and Chegel (devastated during the war), and there was also a cable car between these two villages that served for the delivery of military material.
In 1916 in Thessaloniki was established the hospital of the Russian princess Alexandra Naryshkina, from which a department was later established in the village of Skochivir, and in 1917 a field hospital as part of the Scottish women hospital unit was stationed near the village.
This in a way explains the great number of WWI graves that can be seen on two marked grave locations near the village.
The first location is the church of St. Petka, located in the upper part of the village, where also are the village cemeteries, and the second location are the cemetery, which is located about 1.5 km from the village, on the road leading to Kajmakcalan, passing through the picnic location Konjarka. On both locations, graves are from soldiers who fought in the Serbian army.

St. Petka church

St. Petka church, Skochivir, Macedonia


Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian WW1 cemetery near St. Petka church, Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian First World War cemetery on the road to Konjarka

Serbian First World War cemetery near Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian First World War cemetery near Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian First World War cemetery near Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian First World War cemetery near Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian First World War cemetery near Skochivir village, Macedonia

Serbian First World War cemetery near Skochivir village, Macedonia

Crna (Black) River near Skochivir village, Macedonia

Crna (Black) River near Skochivir village, Macedonia


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