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MONT-FLEURI MEMORIAL

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Country:
Seychelles
Identified Casualties:
289

Location Information

The Mont-Fleuri Memorial stands at the bottom of Mont-Fleuri Cemetery, the very large civil cemetery of Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles. The cemetery covers a whole hill on the outskirts of the town in the direction of the airport. Turn right at Route Rochon Belvedere on the main road from Victoria to the airport.

This memorial commemorates men of the Seychelles Carrier Corps who lost their lives in the 1914-1918 War, and those Seychellois of the Pioneer Companies and other units who fell in the 1939-1945 War, who have no known grave. The memorial takes the form of a screen wall of coral blocks with stone panels on which the names are engraved.


Historical Information

The Seychelles Carrier Corps was raised for service in East Africa and lost 341 men at the hands of the enemy or from sickness. 48 died at home and their graves are marked, one is buried at Dar-es-Salaam and three at Bombay, but the graves of 289 are not known.

The Mont-Fleuri Memorial commemorates these 289 men and takes the form of a screen wall of coral blocks with stone panels on which the names are engraved.

A dedicatory panel commemorates those Seychellois of the Pioneer Companies and other units who fell in the 1939-45 war.