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Taveta Indian Cemetery

  • Country Kenya
  • Total identified casualties 1 Find these casualties
  • Identified casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: -3.39825, Longitude: 37.67679

Historical Note

Special report - historical note At the time of construction, the casualties at this site were commemorated collectively on a memorial within the cemetery without their names. The individual graves were not marked, although the names of casualties known to be commemorated here were included in a cemetery register. In 2000, the names of all identified casualties within the cemetery were added to the memorial.


You can find more information about historical inequalities in commemoration in our Special Committee’s report.

Read the Non-Commemoration report

Location information

Taveta is a small town on the Tanzanian border, 124 kilometres west of Voi on the road to Moshi. The Military Cemetery is on the western side of the town, within sight of the border post and next to the DC's office. The Indian Cemetery is situated 220 metres to the south west of the Military Cemetery and has a 4 feet paling fence. The site is laid to gravel over concrete.

Visiting information

As the cemetery has no permanent staff, it is kept locked with coded padlock. If you are intending to visit this site, 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 this cemetery is possible via main entrance.

For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.

History information

This cemetery contains the graves of 29 Indian soldiers, of whom only 1 is identified.