TABARKA RAS RAJEL WAR CEMETERY

Country Tunisia
Total identified casualties 441 Find these records
Casualties from Second World War

Location Information

Tabarka is a coastal town near the Tunisian/Algerian border. The cemetery is approximately 12 kilometres east of the town on Route GP7 to Tunis (and Beja). GPS Co-ordinates: N 36° 57' 05", E 08° 52' 06"


Visiting Information

The cemetery gates are not locked, so it is possible to visit the cemetery at all times, including Saturdays and Sundays. However, the register and visitors' book will not be available outside working hours, as they are kept locked in the gardeners toolshed. The gardeners hours of work are: (Summer Hours) July and August Monday - Thursday 06:30 - 14:30 Friday 06:30 - 13:30 (Winter Hours) September - June: Monday - Thursday 07:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 17:00 Friday 07:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 16:00 Month of Ramadan: Monday - Friday 07:00 - 14:00 For further information and enquiries please contact enquiries@cwgc.org

History Information

In May 1943, the war in North Africa came to an end in Tunisia with the defeat of the Axis powers by a combined Allied force. On 8 November 1942, Commonwealth and American troops made a series of landings in Algeria and Morocco. The Germans responded immediately by sending a force from Sicily to northern Tunisia, which checked the Allied advance east in early December. Tabarka was just behind the limit of the advance that winter. Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery contains 500 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 60 of them unidentified.

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