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FREETOWN (LUMLEY) CEMETERY

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Country:
Sierra Leone
Identified Casualties:
67

Location Information

This commitment can be found within the Sierra Leone military cemetery, 500 metres from Lumley village centre. The site is signposted.

Visiting Information

Freetown (Lumley) Cemetery is open every day between 06:00 and 18:00.

Historical Information

During the Second World War the four territories in West Africa - including Sierra Leone - became bases for recruiting and training men for the armed forces and their ports and harbours were of great value to convoys bound for the Middle East, India, South Africa and South America. By the end of 1942, coastal defence artillery had been installed and manned in all the principal West African ports. Freetown became a naval base.

Freetown (Lumley) Cemetery contains 74 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, seven of which are unidentified.