Suez War Memorial Cemetery
- Country Egypt
- Total identified casualties 901 Find these casualties
- Identified casualties from First & Second World War
- GPS Coordinates Latitude: 29.9724, Longitude: 32.53639
Within this cemetery, a memorial was erected to commemorate 201 Indian casualties previously buried or commemorated in Arbain Indian Cemetery. The graves of these men had not been marked during the war. Their names were originally not included on the cemetery memorial but were added to a memorial register. In 1997, the names in this register were added to the memorial.
You can find more information about historical inequalities in commemoration in our Special Committee’s report.
Suez War Memorial Cemetery is situated on the western outskirts of Suez, about 7 kilometres from the centre. Starting from the Cairo/Suez road which takes you straight from Cairo to Suez.:- At the end of this road you will arrive at a roundabout/T Junction where there are signs in English saying that Suez is around to the LEFT. Follow the road to the left and continue until you arrive at a traffic light, here you must wait and turn LEFT. Follow this road for several hundred metres until you see a large communications pylon to your right. Turn right BEFORE the pylon. Follow this road until you see the CWGC signs for the African & Indian Cemetery to your right and Suez War Memorial Cemetery to your left.
Saturday to Thursday: 7.00am to 14.30
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Suez was an important hospital centre during the First World War with two Indian general hospitals, two stationary hospitals and casualty clearing stations based there at various times. Initially, burials took place in a special plot in the Protestant cemetery but the War Memorial Cemetery was established nearby in 1918 and these graves were transferred there, together with some from other burial grounds. Later, the adjoining Arbain Indian Cemetery was also absorbed into it. The Second World War burials were from the large garrison based in and around Suez. There are now 513 Commonwealth casualties of the First World War and 377 from the Second World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery. A few, known to have been buried here or elsewhere but whose graves could not be located, are commemorated by special memorial. The cemetery also contains war graves of other nationalities and non war graves. The graves of those in the original Arbain Indian Cemetery are not marked by headstones, their names are recorded on Screen Wall panels in front of the burials.