NAIROBI MEMORIAL

Country Kenya
Total identified casualties 477 Find these records
Casualties from Second World War

Location Information

This memorial is situated in Nairobi War Cemetery. Nairobi War Cemetery is on the south-western outskirts of the city, about 10 kilometres from the city centre, on Ngong Road. The cemetery is adjacent to Nairobi racecourse and is included within the Ngong Forest Reserve. It is reached by way of a long driveway off Ngong Road, which is indicated by a CWGC direction sign. The Memorial takes the form of a tall pier around which stand four columns of light pinkish artificial stone, with bases and capitals of a darker colour on which the names are carved. The tall pier bears the inscription: 1939 - 1945 THE SOLDIERS NAMED ON THESE FOUR COLUMNS LIE BURIED ELSEWHERE IN KENYA AND ARE HONOURED HERE AMONG THEIR COMRADES WHO DIED WITH THEM IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY.


Visiting Information

Wheelchair access to the cemetery is possible, but may be via an alternative entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.

History Information

This memorial commemorates 477 men of the United Kingdom, South African, and East African Forces who died in the non-operational zones of Kenya whilst in training, or on lines of communication or garrison duty, and whose graves could not be located or are so situated as to be unmaintainable.

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