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Cemetery Details

MAKTAU INDIAN CEMETERY

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Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
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MAKTAU INDIAN CEMETERY Print this image


Country:
Kenya
Identified Casualties:
15
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
38.12987
Latitude:
-3.40788

Location Information

This is near the South side of the Voi-Moshi railway line, a little West of Maktau siding.

Visiting Information

As the cemetery has no permanent staff, it is kept locked with a coded padlock. If you are intending to visit this site, the code to the padlock can be obtained from our office in Kenya on 00 254 20260 4301. The opening hours of this office are:

Mon - Fri: 08:30 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:30 (Closed weekends)

Wheelchair access to this cemetery is possible via main entrance.
For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.

Historical Information

The cemetery was used from March, 1915, to May, 1916, and it contains 16 graves, including 1 unidentified. At Maktau a small British mounted force was ambushed and destroyed on the 4th September, 1915; and later there were established at Maktau a fortified camp, a reinforcement depot and an Indian clearing hospital.