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MONT-FLEURI MEMORIAL

  • Country Seychelles
  • Total identified casualties 289 Find these casualties
  • Casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: -4.63547, Longitude: 55.46347

Location information

The Mont-Fleuri Memorial stands at the bottom of Mont-Fleuri Cemetery, the very large civil cemetery of Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles. The cemetery covers a whole hill on the outskirts of the town in the direction of the airport. Turn right at Route Rochon Belvedere on the main road from Victoria to the airport. The Memorial takes the form of a screen wall of coral blocks with stone panels on which the names are engraved.

History information

The Seychelles Carrier Corps was raised for service in East Africa during the First World War. The Corps lost 341 men at the hands of the enemy or from sickness; 48 died at home and their graves are marked, one is buried at Dar-es-Salaam and three at Bombay, but the graves of 289 are not known.

This memorial commemorates the men of the Seychelles Carrier Corps who have no known grave. There is also a dedicatory panel commemorating those Seychellois of the Pioneer Companies and other units who fell in the 1939-45 war.