Tomb of Austria-Hungary soldiers, Vojščica


Tomb of Austria-Hungary soldiers

In the village civilian cemetery, next to the former Tabor, in village Vojščica, a former tomb of Austria-Hungary soldiers is located, from which only a pyramid-shaped monument is preserved today. It is a tomb of fallen officers, members of the 96th infantry regiment from Karlovac. Among them is also the name of senior reserve doctor, who was probably working at a nearby military hospital, where cholera was treated.

Monument was erected during the fights on Soča front between the year 1915 and 1917. It was proclaimed as a cultural and historical monument on August 28th, 1985. Monument was in the year 2004 improperly cleaned with sandblasting, with that they damaged casted lead letters.

Four inscriptions:

  • IR96 ; Infanterieregiment No. 96 ; Infantry regiment nr. 96
  • Leutnant I.D.Res. Bohdan Pejpek Gefallen 29.1.1916 ; Leutnant in der reserve Bohdan Pejpek Gefallen 29.1.1916 ; Reserve Lieutenant Bohdan Pejpek fallen 29.1.1916
  • Oberst Rudolf Richter August 1915 ; Oberst Rudolf Richter August 1915 ; Colonel Rudolf Richter August 1915
  • Oberarzt I.D.R Dr. Karl Kovacs 22.12.1915 ; Oberarzt in der reserve Dr. Karl Kovacs 22.12.1915 ; senior reserve doctor Dr. Karl Kovacs 22.12.1915


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Vojščica is typical Karst village with some preserved Karst homesteads and wells. It is located southeast from Kostanjevica, in municipality Miren-Kostanjevica, in vicinity of Slovenia-Italian state border. In the middle of the village is church St. Vid, which was erected between years 1924 and 1928. [_Read more_]