FREETOWN MEMORIAL

Country Sierra Leone
Total identified casualties 1358 Find these records
Casualties from First & Second World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 8.48891
Longitude: -13.23554

Location Information

The Freetown Memorial is located outside the Secretariate Building in the centre of Freetown.


History Information

The West Africans who died whilst serving with the Royal West African Frontier Force in West Africa, whose graves are not known, or are unmaintainable, are commemorated by name on memorials in the countries of their enlistment: men of Sierra Leone at Freetown, Nigerians at Abuja (originally Lagos), men of Ghana at Kumasi (originally Accra), and of Gambia at Bathurst (now Banjul). The Freetown Memorial commemorates 1,109 First World War casualties and 247 from the Second World War. The memorial was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

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