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Jerusalem Indian War Cemetery

  • Country Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)
  • Total identified casualties 78 Find these casualties
  • Identified casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 31.74946, Longitude: 35.2225

Historical Note

Special report - historical note At the time of construction, the casualties at this site were commemorated collectively on a memorial within the cemetery without their names. The individual graves were not marked, although the names of casualties known to be commemorated here were included in a cemetery register. In 2001, the names of all identified casualties within the cemetery were added to the memorial.


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

Read the Non-Commemoration report

Location information

The Cemetery is located in the Talpioth district of Jerusalem. Heading south on the Hebron road, turn left at traffic lights, signposted Talpioth. This is Ein Gedy Street. Continue up the hill on one way system and turn right at junction onto Kouroh Hadurot Street. The Cemetery is on the right hand side.

Visiting information

The cemetery is kept locked at all times.

To arrange access, please contact the Commissions Israel Regional Office in advance.

Tel: +972 (0) 89221220

Fax: +972 (0) 89241493

The office opening hours are as follows:

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 3.30pm

Friday: 8.30am to 2.00pm

For further information and enquiries please contact

History information

The cemetery was used from July 1918 to June 1920 and contains the graves of 79 Indian servicemen of the First World War, 1 being unidentifed. In a plot adjoining the war cemetery are the graves of 290 Turkish soldiers who died as prisoners of war in September and October 1918, 50 of these are unidentified.