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Kumasi Memorial

  • Country Ghana
  • Total identified casualties 768 Find these casualties
  • Identified casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 6.69052, Longitude: -1.62383

Please note

Please be aware that the Memorial is situated in the middle of a road junction. Care must be taken when viewing the Memorial, particularly when the traffic is particularly heavy.

Historical Note

Special report - historical note This memorial, unveiled in 1927, was constructed by the British colonial administration to commemorate by name the members of the Gold Coast Regiment who died during the First World War. 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

Kumasi, the chief town of Ashanti region, lies some 275 kilometres inland from Accra. The Kumasi Memorial is located in the middle of Stewart Road, near to the Military Museum and Post Office. Ashanti War Cemetery will be found to the north of Government Road near the Military Museum.

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 Gold Coast Regiment, a formation of Artillery and Infantry whose Battle Honours go back to 1873, formed part of the Royal West African Frontier Force. During the First World War, the regiment served with distinction in Togoland (now Togo), in the Cameroons and in the last phase of the East African campaign. The Kumasi Memorial commemorates 768 men whose graves are unknown or cannot be marked.