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Beja War Cemetery

  • Country Tunisia
  • Total identified casualties 309 Find these casualties
  • Identified casualties from Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 36.72744, Longitude: 9.18648

Location information

Beja is a market town approximately 100 kilometres west of Tunis. Beja War Cemetery is located approximately 100 metres north west of the railway station and is next to the derelict Christian civil cemetery. GPS Co-ordinates: N 36° 43' 31", E 09° 11' 18"

Visiting information


Routes to the cemetery are signposted.


There is a small parking area with space for 2 to 3 vehicles in front of the cemetery off to the side of the main road.

The road is flat and concrete.


The cemetery is a rectangular shape and is long. It is now close to buildings, as a residential area has developed around the cemetery.

All the internal paths are grass and level, there are also several stepped level changes with stone steps around the burial area.

The main entrance gate is approximately 1.5 metres wide, with a small level change between parking and entrance. Another two steps lead up into the cemetery. The upper level to the rear of the cemetery is accessed via three steps on either side of the Cross of Sacrifice, located in the centre of the cemetery.

Stone benches are built into alcoves in the two corners of the cemetery close to main entrance. single stone bench is located at the rear of the cemetery in line with the Cross of Sacrifice.

There is a Register Box with Register and Visitors book. However, this is only available to view during the gardener’s working hours, please see Additional Information. The Register Box is located in the wall on the left side of the cemetery, adjacent to the seating Area.

A stone pillar with metal memorial plaque stands to the right of the main entrance, inside the cemetery walls.


There are no other entrances or points of access into the cemetery.


The cemetery is permanently open. The cemetery Register and Visitors book are only available during the gardener’s working hours as follows


July to August Mon to Thu 0630 to 1430

Fri 0630 to 1330


September to June Mon to Thu 0700 to 1200 1300 to 1700

RAMADAN Mon to Fri 0700 to 1400

Download Cemetery Plan

History information

In May 1943, the war in North Africa came to an end in Tunisia with the defeat of the Axis powers by a combined Allied force.

On 8 November 1942, Commonwealth and American troops made a series of landings in Algeria and Morocco. The Germans responded immediately by sending a force from Sicily to northern Tunisia, which checked the Allied advance east in early December. Beja was just behind the limit of the advance that winter.

Beja War Cemetery contains 396 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 87 of them unidentified.