The memorial dedicated to the Finnish Jaegers killed during World War in Klapkalnciems is set up at a place, where buried are five of the Finnish soldiers, who were killed in battles of World War I. In May of 2004, the monument initially set up in year 1929 and destroyed during the Soviet occupation was formally open. The desire of the Finns to liberate from the Russian rule increased with the beginning of World War I in year 1914. Germany, which was fighting against Russia, agreed to train 200 volunteers. The training began on February 25, 1915 in Lockstadt near Hamburg. In May of 1916 the Finns were arranged into the Royal Prussian Jaeger battalion No. 27 and in order for the battalion to gain some front experience, it was sent to the Eastern front in Kurzeme, to the territory of today’s Latvia. The battalion participated in battles between River Misa and Gulf of Riga. A monument dedicated to 9 German soldiers is found nearby.
Contact informationBrāļu kapi (cemetery), Klapkalnciems, Engures parish, Tukums region