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BEJA WAR CEMETERY

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Country:
Tunisia
Identified Casualties:
309

Location Information

Beja is a market town approximately 100 kilometres west of Tunis.

Beja War Cemetery is located approximately 100 metres north west of the railway station and is next to the derelict Christian civil cemetery.

GPS Co-ordinates: N 36° 43' 31", E 09° 11' 18"

Visiting Information

The Cemetery is permanently open and may be visited at any time, however please note that the register and visitors book are only available during the gardeners working hours which are as follows:
July and August:
Monday - Thursday 06:30 - 14:30
Friday 06:30 - 13:30

September - June
Monday - Thursday 07:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 17:00
Friday 07:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 16:00

Month of Ramadan
Monday - Friday 07:00 - 14:00

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

Historical Information

In May 1943, the war in North Africa came to an end in Tunisia with the defeat of the Axis powers by a combined Allied force.

On 8 November 1942, Commonwealth and American troops made a series of landings in Algeria and Morocco. The Germans responded immediately by sending a force from Sicily to northern Tunisia, which checked the Allied advance east in early December. Beja was just behind the limit of the advance that winter.

Beja War Cemetery contains 396 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 87 of them unidentified.