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  • Country Kenya
  • Total identified casualties 211 Find these casualties
  • Casualties from Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: -0.40228, Longitude: 37.01006

Location information

This cemetery is actually located at Kiganjo, a small town famous for its police training college. Coming from Nairobi, take the Naro Moro to Nanuki road from Karatina to Nyeri, as indicated by the direction sign. On the road from Karatina to Nyeri take the right turning signposted to Nanyuki and the cemetery is 8 kilometres up this road set back to the right hand side. A direction sign indicates the turn off for the cemetery as it is not easily visible from the road.

Visiting information

Nyeri War Cemetery is open Monday to Friday between 06:00 and 18:00. Outside of these hours the cemetery is locked with a coded padlock. If you are intending to visit this site 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).

Wheelchair access to this cemetery is possible via main entrance.

For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.

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History information

Three general hospitals were built at Nyeri during the Second World War but only two were used; one by the military authorities and the other for the Italian refugees and prisoners of war held in the area. The burials in the war cemetery were made from these hospitals. Nyeri War Cemetery contains 368 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the Second World War. Four of the burials are unidentified and one soldier is commemorated by a special memorial. The cemetery also contains two non-war burials and one French war grave. Nine Italian graves have been removed.