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Re: Kirkee War Cemetery

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The Common Weath War graves site has info re the Kirkee War Cemetery. The link for Kirkee is

but if it does not work:
Google Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Select search our site or paste follwing link in

Change "Search for" option to Cemeteries and type in Kirkee
Do search you will get 3 cemeteries, choose the War Cemetery
go to bottom of page and click on the reports - 1666 or 1667 individuals are named

My Grandfather is buried at Sewri

KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY was created to receive Second World War graves from the western and central parts of India where their permanent maintenance could not be assured. The cemetery contains 1,668 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. The KIRKEE MEMORIAL stands within the cemetery and commemorates more than 1,800 servicemen who died in India during the First World War, who are buried in civil and cantonment cemeteries in India and Pakistan where their graves can no longer be properly maintained. This total includes the names of 629 servicemen whose remains were brought from Bombay (Sewri) Cemetery for re-interment here in 1960. On the same memorial are commemorated almost 200 East and West African servicemen who died in non-operational zones in India in the Second World War, and whose graves either cannot be located or are so situated that maintenance is not possible.
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