Practice Relating to Rule 116. Accounting for the Dead
Section C. Marking of graves and access to gravesites
Poland’s Procedures Governing the Interment of Soldiers Killed in Action (2009), in a section on “Marking the graves”, states:
A container should be placed on top of each grave, containing basic information to facilitate the identification of the remains buried there. …
The container shall be half-buried in the grave, with its lid pointing downwards.
When digging group or trench graves, the following principles shall be respected:
- Place a marker indicating the type of grave used.
The Procedures further states: “In the case of identity tags belonging to deceased United States nationals (soldiers): … The second tag shall be placed on the grave.”