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Nicosia War Cemetery

  • Country Cyprus
  • Total identified casualties 213 Find these casualties
  • Identified casualties from Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 35.17404, Longitude: 33.31446

Location information

Nicosia War Cemetery is 4 kilometres west of Nicosia, on the Myrtou road, and inside the UN 'buffer zone'.

Visiting information

As Nicosia War Cemetery is in the UN Buffer Zone, visitors wishing to visit the cemetery should be aware that prior authorisation is required from the UN. Contact the UN Wayne’s Keep Custodian by email for a visit request form in advance of making any travel arrangements. Applications must be approved at least 14 working days prior to the proposed visit date. Please note that visits from any other direction than that specified by the UN Wayne’s Keep Custodian are not possible and should not be attempted.

Please state in the email, the full name as on passport, nationality and passport number for each person wishing to visit the cemetery and also the proposed date of the visit.

Normal visiting times are Monday to Friday, 08:00-16:00.

Please note that photographs are limited to discreet ones of headstones only owing to the sensitivities of the area.

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History information

NICOSIA WAR CEMETERY was established by the military authorities during the Second World War for the burial of servicemen who died while on duty in Cyprus. A number of graves were also moved here from small civilian cemeteries in villages in different parts of the island.

There are now 215 Second World War casualties, two of whom are unidentified and four non-war casualties commemorated in this cemetery.

Within the cemetery stands the NICOSIA CREMATION MEMORIAL, which commemorates 73 soldiers of the army of undivided India who died in Cyprus during the Second World War and whose remains were cremated in accordance with their faith.

Also in this cemetery is the CYPRUS (NICOSIA) MEMORIAL which commemorates the officers and men of the Cyprus Regiment and the Cyprus Volunteer Force who died in Cyprus during the Second World War and were buried in village cemeteries in various parts of the island. Some lie in family or collective graves where it was not possible to commemorate them with the usual Commission headstone.