THIKA WAR CEMETERY

Country Kenya
Total identified casualties 124 Find these records
Casualties from Second World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: -1.04324
Longitude: 37.0815

Location Information

Thika is a large town 40 kilometres north-east of Nairobi. The cemetery is located on the western outskirts of the town, on the old Garissa road, 1 kilometre past the Police Station on the right of the road to the railway station, and is next to Thika Civil Cemetery. The route from the main Nairobi road is signposted.


Visiting Information

Thika War Cemetery is open Monday to Friday between 06:00 and 18:00. Outside of these hours the cemetery is locked with a coded padlock. If you are intending to visit this site outside of the opening hours the code to the padlock can be obtained from our office in Kenya on 00 254 20260 4301. The opening hours of this office are Monday-Friday 08:30-12:30, 13:30-16:30 (closed weekends). Wheelchair access to the cemetery possible via main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.

History Information

Thika War Cemetery contains 128 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, four of which are unidentified, and two non-war burials.

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