BASRA (MAKINA) CIVIL CEMETERY
|Total identified casualties||2 Find these records|
|Casualties from||Second World War|
Basra is a town on the west bank of the Shatt-al-Arab, 90 kilometres from its mouth in the Persian Gulf. Basra (Makina) Civil Cemetery adjoins Basra War Cemetery, which is about 8 kilometres north-west of Basra, and is in fact within the boundary fence of that cemetery.
NOTE: Whilst the current climate of political instability persists it is extremely challenging for the Commission to manage or maintain its cemeteries and memorials located within Iraq. Alternative arrangements for commemoration have therefore been implemented and a two volume Roll of Honour listing all casualties buried and commemorated in Iraq has been produced. These volumes are on display at the Commission's Head Office in Maidenhead and are available for the public to view. The Commission continues to monitor the situation in Iraq and once the political climate has improved to an acceptable level the Commission will commence a major rehabilitation project for its cemeteries and commemorations. Before considering a visit to Iraq the Commission strongly recommends that you check the advice given by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on the travel section of their website: www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/
Basra (Makina) Civil Cemetery contains the graves of two Merchant Seamen who died during the Second World War. There are a further 266 named and unnamed non war burials here.