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DAMASCUS 1939-1945 MEMORIAL

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Country:
Syria
Identified Casualties:
10
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
36.25299
Latitude:
33.49721

Location Information

Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery is approximately 5 kilometres south-west of the city centre in an area known as Sabara (Arabic for prickly pear).

The cemetery is amongst an area of prickly pear plants, which is located behind apartment blocks and therefore is not easily viewed from any main roads. However, visitors can best reach the cemetery by private car or taxi.

From Al Umawiyeen Square go along Fayez Mansour motorway to just past the Ar Razi Hospital. Then turn left until you find Al Farabi St. (which runs parallel with Fayez Mansour Motorway) and turn right into it. Go past Casablanca Flowers, past Tello Chocolates and Gifts (all on the left side). Just past No 95 is a small street named Mahmoud Antar (3) Alley. Turn left into this and then right into Abdul Karim Razzooq St. and it's about 150-200 metres along. All the streets are signposted.

This memorial commemorates ten Arab soldiers, casualties of the 1939-1945 War, whose graves in Syria, Lebanon and Israel are so situated that permanent maintenance is not possible. It is in the form of a simple screen wall of local stone with four Portland stone panels. On the two central panels are engraved the names of those whom it honours. The two outer panels bear a dedicatory inscription in English and Arabic. The English version reads:.

THE SOLDIERS WHOSE NAMES ARE HONOURED HERE
SERVED AND DIED DURING THE WAR OF 1939-1945
AND WERE BURIED IN NEIGHBOURING LANDS

Visiting Information

Before considering a visit to Syria, the Commission strongly recommends that you consult the advice given by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on the travel section of their website: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

This Memorial is within Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery.

The opening times for the cemetery are:

Saturday to Thursday 08:00 to 15:00.
At all other times the gates are kept locked.

Wheelchair access is possible via the main entrance.

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