JINJA WAR CEMETERY
- Country Uganda
- Total identified casualties 178 Find these casualties
- Casualties from First & Second World War
- GPS Coordinates Latitude: 0.43186, Longitude: 33.20271
Please be aware that there are steps leading into the Cemetery.
Jinja is the second largest town in Uganda, near the site of the Owen Falls Dam over the outfall of the River Nile from Lake Victoria. Jinja is 80 kilometres east of Kampala on the road to Tororo and Kenya. Jinja War Cemetery is about 3 kilometres from the centre of town and lies on the right hand side of Baxi Road, which leads from Clive Road to the Golf Course.
Jinja War Cemetery is open Monday-Friday 06:00-18:00. 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).
During the Second World War, Jinja was the Uganda centre for the King's African Rifles.
JINJA WAR CEMETERY contains one burial of the First World War and 179 burials and commemorations of the Second World War. Two of the burials are unidentified and one soldier is commemorated by a special memorial. The cemetery also contains four post war service graves.
Within the cemetery stands the JINJA MEMORAL, which commemorates 127 men of the East African Forces who died during the Second World War but whose graves were so situated that maintenance for all time could not be assured.