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KHARTOUM MEMORIAL

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Country:
Sudan
Identified Casualties:
590
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
32.53703
Latitude:
15.59722

Location Information

The Khartoum Memorial stands at the centre of the western boundary of Khartoum War Cemetery which is on the south-eastern side of Khartoum, the capital of Sudan.

From Security Road, turn right into the unmade road adjacent to St Francis School and proceed for approximately 200 metres, past the entrance to Khartoum New Christian Cemetery, and the War Cemetery will be found on the left hand side.

Visiting Information

For further information and enquiries please contact enquiries@cwgc.org

Historical Information

The Memorial commemorates nearly 600 soldiers of the East African campaign of 1940-1941 who died in the Sudan, or in the advance into Eritrea and Northern Ethiopia, and who have no known grave.

Consisting of a wall of Travertine stone about 42 feet long and 10 feet high with a central pediment, the Memorial has 8 Botticino panels on which the names of the dead are inscribed and a further panel below the pediment with the following words in English and Arabic:

1939 - 1945 THE OFFICERS AND MEN WHOSE NAMES ARE HONOURED HERE GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY WHILE SERVING IN ERITREA, NORTHERN ETHIOPIA AND THE SUDAN AND HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE