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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Tabor is located at the altitude 237 meters in the southern part of Vojščica on the western part of Komen plateau in the middle of Karst, where the remains of the prehistoric fort from the Iron Age are located, which are archaeological heritage. The colonization of this part goes back to Antiquity. [_Read more_]

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_]