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Beirut War Cemetery


Beirut 1


Beirut War Cemetery is in two sections. One section, originally known as Beirut British War Cemetery, was begun in October 1918 and was later enlarged when graves were brought in from other burial grounds in the area. The older part of the adjoining section contains three memorials to soldiers of the Indian army and the Egyptian Labour Corps who died during the First World War. This section was later extended for Second World War burials. Commonwealth burials and commemorations here now total 628 for the First World War and 531 for the Second World War. One man of the North Irish Horse, Private M. Hagan, is buried here. The location of his grave is marked on the plan below.


Beirut 2


Beirut 3


Information and cemetery plan below sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.cwgc.org. Images kindly provided by Jo Michell via Flickr www.flickr.com/photos/dottycommie