- Identified Casualties:
When you arrive at the cemetery frontage, you will see a series of door bells on the right hand side of the front wall. Press No 11 which will inform the caretaker to open the entrance door which is situated in the centre of the wall.
The Tehran Memorial commemorates casualties of the Indian, United Kingdom and New Zealand Forces who lost their lives during the campaign in Iran (formerly known as Persia) and who have no known grave. It also commemorates some of those who died in the neighbouring regions of Russia whose graves are unknown or unmaintainable.
The Memorial comprises six free-standing memorial walls, three on each side of the central avenue leading to the Cross of Sacrifice. Between the two groups of memorial walls is a central feature bearing the inscription:
1914-1918 - 1939-1945
IN THIS CEMETERY ARE THE GRAVES OF FIVE HUNDRED AND SIXTY THREE COMMONWEALTH SAILORS, SOLDIERS AND AIRMEN AND ONE NURSING SISTER WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN IRAN DURING THE TWO WORLD WARS.
THE NAMES OF THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND NINETY OF THEIR COMRADES WHO DIED IN IRAN AND IN NEIGHBOURING LANDS DURING THE WAR OF 1914-1918 AND WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE ARE INSCRIBED ON THESE MONUMENTS
The Memorial is located in Tehran War Cemetery which is within the locked British Embassy residential compound in Tehran. The cemetery is maintained by our member of staff based in Tehran and periodically we receive reports and photographs of the site. Arrangements to visit the cemetery should be made through the Charge D’Affaires, who is based in London, or the Iran desk of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Non UK visitors should seek travel advice from their respective countries with regard to visiting the Iran.