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BONE WAR CEMETERY, ANNABA

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Country:
Algeria
Identified Casualties:
836

Location Information

The cemetery adjoins a children's amusement and leisure park, approximately 400 metres off Route N44 between Annaba and Constantine, on the road to Saraidi. It is about 5 kilometres west of Annaba.

Visiting Information

The cemetery gates are not locked so it is possible to visit at all times. The cemetery register and visitors' books are not available however, outside of the gardeners working hours which are Saturday to Wednesday 07.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.00.

Before considering a visit to Algeria 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/

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

Historical Information

Allied troops made a series of landings on the Algerian coast in early November 1942. From there, they swept east into Tunisia, where the North African campaign came to an end in May 1943 with the surrender of the Axis forces.

Bone was occupied by Allied forces on 12 November 1942 and became important as a supply port, and for its airfield. The 70th General Hospital was there during the early months of 1943.

Bone War Cemetery contains 868 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. There are also 14 non-war burials, mostly of merchant seamen whose deaths were not due to war service. It was designed by J. Hubert Worthington.

The cemetery also contains one First World War burial which was transferred here from Bone Communal Cemetery.

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