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BENGHAZI WAR CEMETERY

  • Country Libya
  • Total identified casualties 1063 Find these casualties
  • Casualties from Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 32.07696, Longitude: 20.08936

Please note

Due to current difficult conditions in Libya, our ability to maintain the cemetery is limited for the time being. As soon as the situation improves, we will undertake any necessary remedial work as required.

 

We apologise for any inconvenience and we would respectfully ask visitors to be patient with us. Before considering a visit to Libya the Commission strongly recommends that you check the advice given by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on the travel section of their website: www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/ For further information and enquiries please contact enquiries@cwgc.org

Location information

Benghazi is a seaport on the Mediterranean. The cemetery is about 7 kilometres south-east of Benghazi in the Fuihat area, about 300 metres from the childrens' hospital on the opposite side of the road. From the city centre take the road following the coast past the sports stadium. Approximately 2 kilometres beyond the stadium is a large roundabout with a flyover on to the Tripoli road. Turn left at this roundabout, and the War Cemetery is found 3 kilometres along this road on the left hand side. NB: Benghazi War Cemetery should not be confused with Benghazi British Military Cemetery passed after about 1 kilometre on the right side of the road.

Visiting information

Please note, due to the current difficult conditions in Libya, our ability to maintain the cemetery is limited for the time being. As soon as the situation improves, we will undertake any necessary remedial work as required. We apologise for any inconvenience and we would respectfully ask visitors to be patient with us. Before considering a visit to Libya the Commission strongly recommends that you check the advice given by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on the travel section of their website: www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/

For further information and enquiries please contact enquiries@cwgc.org

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History information

Benghazi was an important goal for both Allies and Axis forces during the Western Desert campaigns of 1942 and 1943.

There are now 1,214 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated in Benghazi War Cemetery. 163 of the burials are unidentified. Special memorials commemorate two casualties buried in Barce War Cemetery, whose graves could not be located and three airmen who are known to be buried in this cemetery, but whose graves cannot now be identified. There are also 25 non Commonwealth burials here, 1 being an unidentified Greek soldier.