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BIZERTA CEMETERY

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Country:
Tunisia
Identified Casualties:
26
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
9.8728
Latitude:
37.28011

Location Information

Bizerte (formerly Bizerta) is a coastal town north of Tunis which stands at the mouth of Lac Bizerte.

The cemetery is located within the Catholic Cemetery (Cimetiere Catholique), which is within the Medina (the old town). The entrance gates are at the end of Avenue du Habib, beyond the army camp.

It should be noted that most of the road signs are in Arabic and the cemetery is therefore quite hard to find; however, a map is available from the Bizerte Tourist Office.

Visiting Information

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

Historical Information

During the First World War, Bizerta was a French naval station and seaport, which was used by the the Royal Navy as a coaling station, operated largely by Maltese civilian labour. This civil cemetery contains French, Serbian and Commonwealth war plots. The Commonwealth plot, close to the main entrance, was made after the Armistice when graves were moved from other parts of the cemetery and from burial grounds near Bizerta.

The cemetery now contains 26 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 11 non-war military graves.