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MESSINA TOWN CEMETERY

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Country:
Italy
Identified Casualties:
3

Location Information

The British Cemetery is situated in the south-east corner of the main Messina Cimitero Monumentale, which is located on the Via Catania about 2 kilometres south of the ferry port to Calabria and the railway station. The British Cemetery can be entered from the main cemetery entrance, or, more directly, through a separate entrance from a side road.

Cemetery Address: Via Catania 98124 Messina (ME)

Visiting Information

Cemetery opening hours are as follows:
Daily 8:00am - 1:00pm.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays it is also open in the afternoons from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.

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. The Royal and Merchant Navies were active in the Mediterranean and Adriatic throughout the war and many of their dead are buried along the Italian coast.

Messina Town Cemetery contains three Commonwealth burials of the First World War.