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NAIROBI BRITISH AND INDIAN MEMORIAL

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Country:
Kenya
Identified Casualties:
1234

Location Information

This Memorial is situated in Nairobi South Cemetery which is located 3 kilometres south-east of the city centre on Uhuru Highway, leading from the airport to Nairobi town centre.

Coming from the airport, the cemetery is found directly beside the road on the left, adjacent to the Banyala roundabout. This is the first roundabout after the Nyayo National Station. The wide dirt road leading to the cemetery entrance is marked by a CWGC direction sign.

The Memorial is built into one of the walls of the cemetery. Upon the panels are carved the names of over 1,200 British and Indian officers and men. The central panel is inscribed with the words:

"Here are recorded names of officers and men who fell in East Africa before the advance to the Rufiji in January, 1917, but to whom the fortune of war denied the known and honoured burial given to their comrades in death."

The later casualties are commemorated by a similar Memorial at Dar es Salaam.