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FREETOWN MEMORIAL

  • Country Sierra Leone
  • Total identified casualties 1361 Find these casualties
  • Casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 8.48891, Longitude: -13.23554

Location information

The Freetown Memorial is located outside the Secretariate Building in the centre of Freetown.

History information

The West Africans who died whilst serving with the Royal West African Frontier Force in West Africa, whose graves are not known, or are unmaintainable, are commemorated by name on memorials in the countries of their enlistment: men of Sierra Leone at Freetown, Nigerians at Abuja (originally Lagos), men of Ghana at Kumasi (originally Accra), and of Gambia at Bathurst (now Banjul).

The Freetown Memorial commemorates 1,109 First World War casualties and 247 from the Second World War.

The memorial was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.