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KARBALA ISOLATED GRAVE

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Country:
Iraq
Identified Casualties:
1

Visiting Information

NOTE: Whilst the current climate of political instability persists it is extremely challenging for the Commission to manage or maintain its cemeteries and memorials located within Iraq. Alternative arrangements for commemoration have therefore been implemented and a two volume Roll of Honour listing all casualties buried and commemorated in Iraq has been produced. These volumes are on display at the Commission's Head Office in Maidenhead and are available for the public to view.

The Commission continues to monitor the situation in Iraq and once the political climate has improved to an acceptable level the Commission will commence a major rehabilitation project for its cemeteries and commemorations.

Before considering a visit to Iraq the Commission strongly recommends that you check the advice given by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on the travel section of their website:

www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/

Historical Information

Karbarla, a few miles north-west of Hillah, is the sacred city of the Shia Moslems and the location of the tomb of the Islamic Prophet Hussein.

In the courtyard around the Prophet's tomb is the grave of an officer belonging to the army of undivided India, who died at Kirmanshah in 1943.