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Kandy War Cemetery

The Kandy War Cemetery is a British military cemetery in Kandy, Sri Lanka, for soldiers of the British Empire who were killed during World War II as well as a soldier who died during World War I.[1]

Kandy War Cemetery
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Kandy War Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery is located in Sri Lanka
Kandy War Cemetery
Location of British War Cemetery, Trincomalee
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Location Kandy
Country Sri Lanka
Coordinates 7°16′54″N 80°36′30″E / 7.281680°N 80.608291°E / 7.281680; 80.608291
Type British military of WWII
(closed)
Owned by Commonwealth War Graves Commission
No. of graves 203 (as per memorial inscription)

There are 203 buried consisting of: 107 British, 35 East Africans, 26 Sri Lankans, 23 Indians, 6 Canadians, 3 Italians, 1 Frenchman and 2 unidentified persons,[2] Of the 203 dead, 151 were army, 32 were air force, 16 were navy, 2 were unidentified, 1 was merchant navy and 1 was from the national fire service.

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The cemetery is located in Deveni Rajasinghe Mawatha, approximately 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) from the main road.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KANDY WAR CEMETERY". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Commonwealth war cemeteries in Sri Lanka". Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Cemetery Plan – Kandy War Cemetery". Veterans Affairs Canada. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 

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