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SIRMIONE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
Italy
Identified Casualties:
1
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
10.609
Latitude:
45.47104

Location Information

The Cemetery is at the neck of a long and narrow peninsula on the South shore of Lake Garda. The single Commonwealth war grave if located beyond the entrance gate on the left, row n. 3, grave n. 2.

Cemetery address: The cemetery lies between Via Colombare and Via Carlo Ederle - Colombare di Sirmione (BS).

GPS Co-ordinates: 45.4691, 10.607944.

Visiting Information

Cemetery opening times:
April to September: 7:00am - 8:00pm
November to February: 8:00am - 5:00pm
March and October: 7:00am - 6:30pm

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

Historical Information

The Italians entered the war on the Allied side, declaring war on Austria, in May 1915. Commonwealth forces were at the Italian front between November 1917 and November 1918, and rest camps and medical units were established at various locations in northern Italy behind the front, some of them remaining until 1919.

From the Summer of 1917 until late 1918, the Mediterranean lines of communication for the British Salonika Force ran the length of Italy from Taranto in the south-east, to Turin in the north-west.

Sirmione Communal Cemetery contains one Commonwealth burial of the First World War.