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Cairo War Memorial Cemetery



Cairo War Memorial Cemetery was formerly part of the New British Protestant Cemetery, but plots B, D, F, H, K, M, O, P and Q were ceded to the Commission in 1920. Some graves were brought into these plots from elsewhere in the Protestant cemetery and in 1960, 85 First World War graves were concentrated from Minia War Cemetery, 200 km south of Cairo, where maintenance could not be assured. One burial of the Second World War was also moved later from Old Cairo Old Latin Cemetery for the same reason. There are now 2,056 Commonwealth casualties of the First World War and 340 from the Second World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery. A small number, known to have been buried in other civil cemeteries in Cairo but whose graves are now lost, are commemorated by special memorial.

One man of the North Irish Horse, Private William Kennedy, is buried here. The location of his grave is marked on the plan below.



Image 1 kindly provided by Steve Rogers of The War Graves Photographic Project. Cemetery plan amd the information above sourced from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.cwgc.org.