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Delhi / Karachi 1939-1945 War Memorials

  • Country India
  • Total identified casualties 25866 Find these casualties
  • Identified casualties from Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 28.61633, Longitude: 77.14551

Location information

Proceed to Delhi Cantonement by taking the Ring Road in the direction of Nariana from Dhaula Kuan multi-level crossing and continue for 3 km to reach Brar Square traffic junction (adjacent to BASE Hospital). There are roadside boards on the right side of the road both sides of this junction. Take a right turn over the railway crossing and after apprximately 1km, you will find the cemetery on the right hand side of the road. Latitude 28.61624 Longitude 77.14542

Visiting information

The Delhi/Karachi 1939-1945 War Memorial is situated within Delhi War Cemetery. The cemetery is open Monday to Friday from 7.45am - 5.00pm. For weekends and other festival holidays the main entrance is locked but access to the cemetery is possible via the side entrance next to the cemetery office building.

Wheelchair access to the cemetery is possible at all times via the side entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.

History information

India and Pakistan have identical Memorials to the Missing in the Delhi and Karachi 1939-1945 Memorials, each commemorating the same 25,866 casualties.

The DELHI / KARACHI 1939-1945 WAR MEMORIALS commemorate servicemen of the forces of undivided India who died during the Second World War in non-operational zones. Their remains were accorded the last rites and disposal required by their various religions and their names are commemorated in both Delhi and Karachi.

No names appear on the memorials but a finely bound Roll of Honour volume at each site, one in Hindi, the other in Urdu, record the names of those commemorated.

The statistics are quoted only within the commemoration figures for INDIA.

Casualty details can be found within the Delhi/Karachi 1939-1945 War Memorials entries of the Debt of Honour Database.