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Lokoja Memorial

  • Country Nigeria
  • Total identified casualties 344 Find these casualties
  • Identified casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 7.79936, Longitude: 6.74384

Please note

Please take extreme care when visiting the site, due to significant anti-social activity. We recommend not conducting solo visits etc. For personal safety advice, please refer to the UK Government’s web site,

Historical Note

Special report - historical noteThis memorial, unveiled in the early 1920s, was constructed by the British colonial administration to commemorate by name the soldiers of the Nigeria Regiment who died during the First World War. It was officially adopted as a site of commemoration by the IWGC in 1928. At the time of its construction, some of those named on this memorial had identifiable burials, however, the decision was taken to commemorate these men collectively rather than individually at the grave.


You can find more information about historical inequalities in commemoration in our Special Committee’s report.

Read the Non-Commemoration report

Location information

The Memorial stands on the main road of Lokoja army barracks.

Visiting information

Wheelchair access possible via main entrance.

For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our enquiries department on telephone number 01628 634221.

History information

The Lokoja, Calabar, Ibadan and Zaria Memorials were erected partly by subscription and partly from Nigerian Government funds, and stand at the headquarters of the different units of the Nigeria Regiment.

The Lokoja Memorial commemorates 345 members of the 2nd Bn. Nigeria Regiment. It consists of a stone plinth surmounted by a field gun captured at the Mgeta River on the 1 January 1917.