NICOSIA WAR CEMETERY

Country Cyprus
Total identified casualties 213 Find these records
Casualties from Second World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 35.17404
Longitude: 33.31446

Due to access difficulties being experienced by our maintenance contractor, we are currently unable to maintain the cemetery.

Location Information

Nicosia War Cemetery is 4 kilometres west of Nicosia, on the Myrtou road, and inside the UN 'buffer zone'.


Visiting Information

As Nicosia War Cemetery is in the UN Buffer Zone, visitors wishing to visit the cemetery should be aware that prior authorisation is required from the UN. All visitors should contact the UN Wayne’s Keep Custodian by email unbritsigs@hotmail.co.uk at least 5 working days prior to the proposed visit date. Please state in the email, the full name as on passport, nationality and passport number for each person wishing to visit the cemetery and also the proposed date of the visit. Normal visiting times are Monday to Friday, 08:00-16:00. Visits outside these times may be possible but only in exceptional circumstances. Please note that photographs are limited to discreet ones of headstones only owing to the sensitivities of the area. For further information and enquiries please contact enquiries@cwgc.org

History Information

NICOSIA WAR CEMETERY was established by the military authorities during the Second World War for the burial of servicemen who died while on duty in Cyprus. A number of graves were also moved here from small civilian cemeteries in villages in different parts of the island. There are now 215 Second World War casualties, two of whom are unidentified and four non-war casualties commemorated in this cemetery. Within the cemetery stands the NICOSIA CREMATION MEMORIAL, which commemorates 73 soldiers of the army of undivided India who died in Cyprus during the Second World War and whose remains were cremated in accordance with their faith. Also in this cemetery is the CYPRUS (NICOSIA) MEMORIAL which commemorates the officers and men of the Cyprus Regiment and the Cyprus Volunteer Force who died in Cyprus during the Second World War and were buried in village cemeteries in various parts of the island. Some lie in family or collective graves where it was not possible to commemorate them with the usual Commission headstone.

NEARBY CWGC CEMETERIES & Memorials

NICOSIA (WAYNES KEEP) MILITARY CEMETERY

Location: Cyprus,

Number of casualties: 590

CYPRUS (NICOSIA) MEMORIAL

Location: Cyprus,

Number of casualties: 58

NICOSIA CREMATION MEMORIAL

Location: Cyprus,

Number of casualties: 73