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Mombasa British Memorial

  • Country Kenya
  • Total identified casualties 81 Find these casualties
  • Identified casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: -4.06704, Longitude: 39.66632

Location information

Mombasa is an island city off the Kenya coast and Mombasa British Memorial will be found in Mombasa (Mbaraki) Cemetery, a large civil cemetery which contains war graves plots as well as scattered war graves. The cemetery is located on the southern side of Mombasa island, on Mbaraki Road. Entering Mombasa via the vehicle ferry at the end of Nyerere Avenue, take the second left turn into Mbaraki Road. The road continues straight for a distance before bending round to the right. The large civil cemetery is on the right hand side of the road on the inside of the curve. The Cemetery fronts directly onto the road, from which the Cross of Sacrifice by the Second World War graves plot can easily be seen. The Memorial takes the form of an inscription on the base of the Cross of Sacrifice in the Cemetery.

Visiting information

Mombasa (Mbaraki) Cemetery is open every day between 06:00 and 18:00. Outside these hours the cemetery is locked with a coded padlock. If you intend to visit outside of the opening hours 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).

History information

The memorial records the names of 80 officers and men of British, South African, West African and East African units and the West India Regiment, all of whom died and were buried at sea off the East African coast.