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Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston

  • Country Greece
  • Total identified casualties 703 Find these casualties
  • Identified casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 40.95247, Longitude: 22.85537

Location information

From Thessaloniki take the main road in the direction of Kilkis. The village of Kristoni is approx 3km south of Kilkis and the cemetery is less than 1km south of the village, from which the cemetery is clearly sign posted.

Visiting information


There is a vehicle parking area directly in front of the main entrance to the cemetery with spaces for up to five vehicles.

The ground is flat and level with a gravel surface.

There is additional parking nearby along the access road to the cemetery.


The cemetery is circular shaped and surrounded by a stone wall.

The main entrance gate is off to the right side of the cemetery and accessed through a double gate, approximately 2 metres wide.

The cemetery is gently sloped, the internal paths are grass.

There is a Stone of Remembrance and Cairn Cross in the cemetery.

There is a special Memorial in the top right corner of the cemetery.

There is no seating available in the cemetery.


There is no Register Box at the cemetery.

Information panels describing the history of the cemetery are displayed on a metal panel at the main entrance, attached to the main gatepost.

The cemetery is permanently open.

Download Cemetery Plan

History information

From April to June 1917, the 35th Casualty Clearing Station was at Sarigol. It was replaced by the 21st Stationary Hospital, which remained until December 1918. From these two hospitals, 150 burials were made in the cemetery, many of them men who had been wounded in the Allied attack on the Grand-Couronne and Pip Ridge in April-May 1917, and September 1918.

In February 1921, 560 graves were brought into Sarigol from Janes Military Cemetery, a few miles to the north, and serving the same front. The cemetery at Janes was on low ground, and, under the normal conditions of this region, it was found difficult to approach and almost impossible to maintain in good order. With a few exceptions, the burials were made from 31st Casualty Clearing Station between August 1916 and October 1918.

Sarigol Military Cemetery now contains 682 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 29 war graves of other nationalities.