During World War I, Komen with its surroundings was the military supply area of the Isonzo Front. Also the command of the 7th Corps operated in this village in a certain phase of the war. Numerous military structures were set up in the surroundings: magazines, camps, workshops and medical facilities. Along the road Komen‒Volčji Grad a war hospital operated during the war, and close to it two military cemeteries were arranged, Komen 1 (beside the civil cemetery) and Komen 2 (in the area called Draga). According to the data of that time, 1,504 soldiers were buried in the two cemeteries. Already during the war the Austro-Hungarian military authorities planned to organize a unified, central cemetery in the area of Draga, but the end of war came before the realization. After the war the Italian military authorities managed the military cemeteries in this area; they organized a central military cemetery at Draga to which Austro-Hungarian soldiers were transferred from other military cemeteries, such as Volčji Grad, Kosovelje, Skopo, Vojščica and Škrbina. According to the available Italian data, 2,596 soldiers found their final resting place here.
Register of the Fallen Soldiers
The military cemetery Komen lies in the forest at the northern fringe of Komen. The easiest access to the cemetery is to go from Komen towards Škrbina. On the left side of the road, about 350 metres from Komen, there is a cart track that leads you through the forest, and after a good 300 metres you reach a stone enclosing wall behind which is the military cemetery.
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