KARACHI / DELHI 1939-1945 WAR MEMORIALS
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Karachi 1939-1945 War Memorial stands within the entrance to Karachi War Cemetery. The cemetery is a few miles from the centre of Karachi, to the north-east on National Stadium Road and can be reached by taxi. It is now surrounded by the naval colony and is adjacent to the new naval cemetery. The easiest way to reach the War Cemetery from the city centre is to go to the National Stadium and follow the road leading to Dalmia in which the airport is situated. From the airport follow the reverse road from Dalmia to the National Stadium and the Cemetery is situated to the left hand side of National Stadium Road.
Karachi War Cemetery is open Monday-Thursday and Saturday 08:00-17:00 and Friday 08:00-12:00. The location or design of this site, makes wheelchair access impossible. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our enquiries department on telephone number 01628 634221.
India and Pakistan have identical Memorials to the Missing in the Delhi and Karachi 1939-1945 Memorials, each commemorating the same 25,866 casualties. The DELHI / KARACHI 1939-1945 WAR MEMORIALS commemorate servicemen of the forces of undivided India who died during the Second World War in non-operational zones. Their remains were accorded the last rites and disposal required by their various religions and their names are commemorated in both Delhi and Karachi. No names appear on the memorials but a finely bound Roll of Honour volume at each site, one in Hindi, the other in Urdu, record the names of those commemorated. The statistics are quoted only within the commemoration figures for INDIA. Casualty details can be found within the Delhi/Karachi 1939-1945 War Memorials entries of the Debt of Honour Database.