Guards - Algeria Cemeteries list

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    BONE WAR CEMETERY, ANNABA
    • Country: Algeria
    • Locality: unspecified
    • Visiting Information: The cemetery gates are not locked so it is possible to visit at all times. The cemetery register and visitors' books are not available however, outside of the gardeners working hours which are Saturday to Wednesday 07.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.00. Before considering a visit to Algeria the Commission strongly recommends that you check the advice given by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on the travel section of their website: Travel advice by country
    • Location Information: The cemetery adjoins a children's amusement and leisure park, approximately 400 metres off Route N44 between Annaba and Constantine, on the road to Saraidi. It is about 5 kilometres west of Annaba.
    • Historical Information: Allied troops made a series of landings on the Algerian coast in early November 1942. From there, they swept east into Tunisia, where the North African campaign came to an end in May 1943 with the surrender of the Axis forces. Bone was occupied by Allied forces on 12 November 1942 and became important as a supply port, and for its airfield. The 70th General Hospital was there during the early months of 1943. Bone War Cemetery contains 868 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. There are also 14 non-war burials, mostly of merchant seamen whose deaths were not due to war service. The cemetery also contains one First World War burial which was transferred here from Bone Communal Cemetery.
    • No. of Identified Casualties: 854

    1. AYLOTT, HENRY ALFRED H A LANCE CORPORAL 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2661721 02.10.1943
    2. 2720432 George Edward BROCKBANK, 1 Irish Guards
    3. BROWN, ARTHUR A LANCE SERJEANT 1ST BN. Scots Guards 2692609 20.07.1943
    4. CARR, ALBERT A GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Coldstream Guards 4546878 01.09.1943
    5. 2700326 James Edwin CARTWRIGHT, 1 Scots Guards Grave Reference: IV. E. 8. 10.05.1943
    6. CUTTS, LAWRENCE L GUARDSMAN - Coldstream Guards 2661806 31.08.1943
    7. 233195 Michael John EUGSTER, 1 Irish Guards
    8. GAMMELL, KENRICK ORM K O GUARDSMAN 6TH BN. Grenadier Guards 2622616 24.12.1943
    9. GREWCOCK, GORDON RESE G R GUARDSMAN 6TH BN. Grenadier Guards 2623039 26.10.1943
    10. HESKETH, HARRY H GUARDSMAN 6TH BN. Grenadier Guards 2615027 05.10.1943
    11. MACDONALD, JOHN J GUARDSMAN - Scots Guards 2695689 29.05.1943
    12. MCDONALD, DONALD D GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2700428 25.09.1943
    13. NOBLE, JOSEPH WILLIAM ALEXANDER J W A LANCE CORPORAL 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2663633 03.10.1943
    14. SMITH, ALLAN A GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2697708 26.06.1943
    15. STUCLEY, LEWIS ROBERT CAREW L R C MAJOR BRIGADE MAJOR, 201ST GUARDS BDE Grenadier Guards 47661 16.09.1943
    16. 2738052 William Henry THOMAS, 3 Welsh Guards
    17. WALLACE, WILLIAM W GUARDSMAN 5TH BN. Grenadier Guards 2619968 29.05.1943
    18. YOUNG, THOMAS EDWARD T E GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2664780 24.09.1943
     
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    DELY IBRAHIM WAR CEMETERY
    • Country: Algeria
    • Locality: unspecified
    • Visiting Information: The cemetery gates are not locked so it is possible to visit at all times. The cemetery register and visitors' books are not available however, outside of the gardeners working hours which are Saturday to Wednesday 07.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.00. Before considering a visit to Algeria the Commission strongly recommends that you check the advice given by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on the travel section of their website: Travel advice by country
    • Location Information: Dely Ibrahim is a suburb about 10 kilometres south-west of Algiers on the road to Blida. The War Cemetery is located just off the main road and next to the German Military Cemetery. GPS Co-ordinates: Latitude: 36.751045, Longitude: 2.987723.
    • Historical Information: Allied troops made a series of landings on the Algerian coast in early November 1942. From there, they swept east into Tunisia, where the North African campaign came to an end in May 1943 with the surrender of the Axis forces. Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery contains 494 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War and 11 war graves of other nationalities. There are also 25 non-war graves, mostly of merchant seamen whose deaths were not due to war service.
    • No. of Identified Casualties: 522

    1. 2697847 Guardsman R CARRIGAN 2nd Bn. Scots Guards 24.06.1944
    2. 2696824 Lance Corporal Andrew EASTON 2nd Bn. Scots Guards 12.10.1943
    3. 4452997 Edward FOSTER, 3 Welsh Guards
    4. 2608035 Guardsman John Walter GREY 3rd Bn. Grenadier Guards 01.03.1943
    5. 2700664 Guardsman Joseph France ROCHE 2nd Bn. Scots Guards 16.04.1944
    6. 2694890 Lance Corporal Thomas William SCOTT 2nd Bn. Scots Guards 29.03.1944
     
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    EL ALIA CEMETERY
    • Country: Algeria
    • Locality: unspecified
    • Visiting Information: The cemetery gates are not locked so it is possible to visit at all times. The cemetery register and visitors' books are not available however, outside of the gardeners working hours which are Saturday to Wednesday 07.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.00. Before considering a visit to Algeria the Commission strongly recommends that you check the advice given by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on the travel section of their website: Travel advice by country
    • Location Information: El Alia Cemetery is approximately 13 kilometres south-east of Algiers on the road to El Harrach and is situated within a large civilian cemetery. The Commonwealth plot is approximately 400 metres from the main gate, and is reached by turning left at the end of the central avenue.
    • Historical Information: Allied troops made a series of landings on the Algerian coast in early November 1942. From there, they swept east into Tunisia, where the North African campaign came to an end in May 1943 with the surrender of the Axis forces. The cemetery was originally an Allied war cemetery, but was taken over as a civilian cemetery by the municipal authorities when most of the non-Commonwealth war graves were moved to other burial places. El Alia Cemetery now contains 368 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. Eight war graves of other nationalities remain in the Commonwealth plot and there are also 15 non-war graves, mostly of merchant seamen whose deaths were not due to war service.
    • No. of Identified Casualties: 367

    1. 2661000 Guardsman Harold CLAYTON 2nd Bn. Coldstream Guards 08.06.1943
    2. 2694015 Guardsman John Frank READ 2nd Bn. Scots Guards 17.05.1943
     
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    LA REUNION WAR CEMETERY
    • Country: Algeria
    • Locality: unspecified
    • Visiting Information: The cemetery gates are not locked so it is possible to visit at all times. The cemetery register and visitors' books are not available however, outside of the gardeners working hours which are Saturday to Wednesday 07.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.00. Before considering a visit to Algeria the Commission strongly recommends that you check the advice given by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on the travel section of their website: Travel advice by country
    • Location Information: The cemetery is approximately 14 kilometres south-west of Bejaia on Route N12 to Algiers, which is approximately 250 kilometres west of Bejaia. GPS Co-ordinates: 36.706253, 4.972770
    • Historical Information: Allied troops made a series of landings on the Algerian coast in early November 1942. From there, they swept east into Tunisia, where the North African campaign came to an end in May 1943 with the surrender of the Axis forces. Bejaia (formerly Bougie) was the landing place of the 36th Infantry Brigade Group on 11 November 1942. La Reunion War Cemetery contains 211 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.
    • No. of Identified Casualties: 209

    1. 2618327 Guardsman Thomas COTTERILL 5th Bn. Grenadier Guards 07.05.1943
    2. 2717551 Thomas Henry MAWHINNEY, MM, 1 Irish Guards & 2 Irish Guards
    3. 2720860 John RICE, 1 Irish Guards
     
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