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SYRACUSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, SICILY

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Country:
Italy
Identified Casualties:
4

Location Information

This cemetery is adjacent to Syracuse War Cemetery and lies 3 kilometres west of the city railway station, off the SS124, east of the branch to the SS114 which runs north to Catania. In this large civil cemetery are two Communal Graves located in Campo H2 and numbered 103 and 106; and two memorials affixed to the wall on the right hand side of the mortuary.

Cemetery address: Via per Floridia, 4 - 96100 Siracusa (SR).

GPS Co-ordinates: Latitude: 37.072437, Longitude: 15.218296.

Visiting Information

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.

Syracuse Communal Cemetery contains four Commonwealth burials of the First World War.