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Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery


Damascus 1


Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria, dates from the First World War when Damascus was entered by Commonwealth forces on 1 October 1918. The first medical unit arriving the next day found the Turkish hospitals crowded with sick and wounded, and a few days later an epidemic of influenza and cholera broke out. The First World War burials in this cemetery were mostly from these hospitals. The Cemetery now contains 661 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. Second World War burials number 504. One man of the North Irish Horse, Private C. H. McDaniel, is buried here. The location of his grave is marked on the plan below.


Damascus 2


Damascus 3


Image 1 kindly provided by Fouad Otaki via flickr at www.flickr.com/photos/fouadotaki. All rights reserved to the photographer. Information, image 2, and cemetery plan below sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.cwgc.org.