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Bastrop, Texas: Graves of the War Babies

Grave plot of at least 16 unidentified War Babies who died at a nearby WWII training camp. Marked by tiny crosses and a mossy Guardian Angel statue.

Fairview Cemetery

Address:
1307 TX-95, Bastrop, TX
Directions:
Fairview Cemetery. Entrance to the Cemetery is on the northeast side of town, on the east side of TX-95, one mile north of its intersection with TX-71.
Hours:
M-F 8-5. Gated after hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Graves of the War Babies.

War Babies Grave

At Fairview Cemetery in Bastrop lie the graves of the War Babies. During World War II many soldiers were sent to Camp Swift for training before being shipped off to war. Some of their wives followed to be with their men for a few months before they were sent away. A few of the women lost their babies and could not afford to bury them, so a local funeral home did it free of charge. The women went back home and the babies were forgotten.

[Erin Jatzlau, 03/13/2024]

According to an accompanying plaque, the plot contains the graves of at least 16 unidentified War Babies, marked with tiny crosses.


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