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DEIR EL BELAH EGYPTIAN CEMETERY

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Country:
Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)
Identified Casualties:
0
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
34.3373
Latitude:
31.40387

Location Information

Deir El Belah is in Palestine about 16 kilometres east of the Egyptian border. It is 20 kilometres South-West of Gaza.

The Cemetery, on the south west side of the town of Deir el Belah is set well off the road in a private orange grove.

Travel through the town until coming to a small bridge. Turn left up a soil track for approximately 1 kilometre. The Cemetery is on the left and consists of a stone obelisk within a fenced plot.

Visiting Information

The Cemetery is permanently open and may be visited at any time.

Wheelchair access to cemetery possible via main entrance.

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

Historical Information

Deir El Belah was occupied by Commonwealth troops early in March 1917 and in April it became the railhead of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, with an aerodrome, camps and hospitals. The Egyptian Cemetery served the Egyptian Labour Corps camp and hospital.

The cemetery contains 285 burials, all Egyptian Labour Corps, but none identified by name.