Tehran War Cemetery

Tehran War Cemetery is a war cemetery located in Gholhak Garden in the Iranian city of Tehran and located within the British Embassy residential compound[1][2] and is where over 500 British and Commonwealth soldiers who perished in the First and Second World Wars are buried.[1] The site includes the Tehran Memorial, dedicated to those who have no known grave or whose grave is unmaintained.[2][3] The cemetery is managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Tehran War Cemetery
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Details
Established1962
Location
CountryIran
Coordinates35°46′35″N 51°26′19″E / 35.7765°N 51.4387°E / 35.7765; 51.4387Coordinates: 35°46′35″N 51°26′19″E / 35.7765°N 51.4387°E / 35.7765; 51.4387
TypeMilitary Cemetery
Owned byCommonwealth War Graves Commission
Size20,000 m
No. of graves551
WebsiteCemetery details. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Find a GraveTehran War Cemetery

The cemetery also has markers for those who died in Persia and Russia without graves.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Michael Theodoulou (22 November 2011). "Iran fines British embassy for 'environmental vandalism' in Tehran compound". The National. Archived from the original on 27 November 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Tehran War Cemetery". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Tehran Memorial". Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  4. ^ Tehran War Cemetery at Find a Grave

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