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Tanganyika Memorial

  • Country Tanzania
  • Total identified casualties 352 Find these casualties
  • Identified casualties from Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: -6.80745, Longitude: 39.28721

Location information

The Memorial stands at the far end of the main pathway from the cemetery entrance gates, behind the Cross of Sacrifice, in Dar-Es-Salaam (Upanga Road) Cemetery. The cemetery is located on the right (eastern/coastal) side of Upanga Road, approximately 1 kilometre to the north side of Dar es Salaam centre, close to the sea front. (Upanga Road eventually becomes Bagamoyo Road). The cemetery fronts directly onto the road, about 250 metres north-west of the Sheraton Hotel when coming from the centre of Dar-Es-Salaam.

History information

During the Second World War, Tanzania saw the creation of several transit camps within its borders for Commonwealth forces moving to and from the Middle East and India. The TANGANYIKA MEMORIAL commemorates over 350 African troops who died in Tanganyika during the Second World War while serving in the East African Forces whose graves cannot be satisfactorily maintained or are unknown. The memorial stands within DAR ES SALAAM (UPANGA ROAD) CEMETERY which was opened as a war cemetery in March 1918 and contains 231 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. The memorial is conjoined with the PUGU ROAD 1914-18 MEMORIAL which commemorates 124 casualties buried in Dar Es Salaam (Pugu Road) Christian Cemetery which could no longer be maintained to a satisfactory standard.