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Nairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery

  • Country Kenya
  • Total identified casualties 78 Find these casualties
  • Identified casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: -1.26647, Longitude: 36.83398

Location information

Forest Road Cemetery is a large civil cemetery about 3 kilometres to the north of the city centre, just off the main road to Thika. It is situated near the roundabout at the Pangani end of Forest Road. The main war graves plot will be found at the bottom end of the cemetery access road, and there are other scattered war graves within the cemetery.

Visiting information

Nairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery is open every day between 06:00 and 18:00. Wheelchair access to this cemetery is possible via main entrance.

For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200. This cemetery is open daily from 06:00 to 18:00.

Please note there have been reports of petty criminals/pickpockets operating in the vicinity of the cemetery. Visitors are strongly advised to be vigilant and not carry any valuables when visiting this site – May 2016.

History information

During the Second World War, Nairobi was the headquarters of the East African Force and the base for the conquest of Jubaland and Italian Somaliland, the liberation of British Somaliland and the sweep north-westwards to open Addis Ababa for the return of the Emperor. It was also a hospital centre; No.87 British General Hospital arrived in June 1943 and was still there in December 1945, while No.150 British General Hospital was there for a period in 1943. Nairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery contains 73 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. There are also five First World War burials and 38 non-war graves.