Guards - Israel Cemeteries list

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    KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY
    • Country: Israel
    • Locality: unspecified
    • Visiting Information: Please note that care should be taken if parking by the front entrance of the Cemetery. Accidents have occurred due to speeding traffic in this area. Wheelchair access to the cemetery possible via main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.
    • Location Information: The Cemetery lies 5 kilometres south-west of Haifa on the Tel-Aviv highway. From the main Tel-Aviv highway No. 2, join road No. 4. After 500 metres the cemetery is on the right hand side but it is hidden from view behind a wall. The entrance is the second gate along this wall. Once inside, the cemetery entrance is on the right hand side, 100 metres along.
    • Historical Information: Haifa was of great strategic importance during the Second World War because of its deep water harbour and airfield. It was also the terminus of the railway line from Egypt and of the Kirkuk-Haifa oil pipeline. Haifa became one of the main supply bases and arms depots serving the Middle East forces and a large naval depot was established at Haifa Bay. The cemetery was prepared in 1941 for the burial of service war dead in northern Palestine (now Israel) but graves were also brought in from Haifa (Sharon) British Civil Cemetery, from Mafrog Cemetery in the former Trans-Jordan and from Dafna Cemetery in Syria. Among the Merchant Navy seamen buried in the cemetery are those who lost their lives when the SS 'Zealand' was torpedoed off the coast of Palestine on 28 June 1942. The cemetery now contains 691 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, and 91 war graves of other nationalities. Among the 95 non-war burials in the cemetery are some of men of the Merchant Navy who died during the war, but whose deaths were not due to war service. However, the majority of the non-war graves are of soldiers who died during disturbances preceding the end of the British Mandate in Palestine in May 1948.
    • No. of Identified Casualties: 876

    1. BARNES, DENNIS RICHARD D R SERJEANT 3RD BN. Grenadier Guards 2624571 27.09.1946
    2. 2741594 Evan John BEVAN, 1 Welsh Guards
    3. BILLINGHURST, CHARLES HENRY C H GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Grenadier Guards 2626539 27.07.1946
    4. BRAMLEY J LANCE SERJEANT 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2667116 25.09.1946
    5. 2725276 Anthony BRYDON, 1 Irish Guards
    6. 2725030 Leslie George BURNETT, 1 Irish Guards
    7. 2740660 Ronald Haydn CANNARD, 1 Welsh Guards
    8. CHARLESWORTH, DAVID D LIEUTENANT 3RD BN. Grenadier Guards 330892 02.06.1946
    9. CLARK, FREDERICK GEORGE F G SERJEANT 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2667022 20.10.1946
    10. CLARKSON, CYRIL JOHN GEORGE C J G SERJEANT 3RD BN. Grenadier Guards 2623887 14.03.1946
    11. GREENOUGH J W LANCE CORPORAL 3RD BN. Grenadier Guards 14873685 20.01.1947
    12. HOLTON, ERIC E SERJEANT 3RD BN. Grenadier Guards 2626048 26.09.1947
    13. RIVERS, HAROLD H GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2668634 22.04.1946
    14. SHAW J H LANCE CORPORAL 3RD BN. Grenadier Guards 2627407 30.06.1946
     
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    RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY
    • Country: Israel
    • Locality: unspecified
    • Visiting Information: The Cemetery is open from 0600 to 1400 every day. Visits outside of these hours can be arranged by calling: 00 972 8 9221220. Wheelchair access to the cemetery is possible via the main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200. PLEASE NOTE : The 1914-1918 section has many grave references identical to the 1939-1945 and Post War sections. Please check you are in the correct part of the cemetery by a simple check of the dates on the headstones. The cemetery layout plan is available online at :: CWGC ::
    • Location Information: From Tel Aviv, take road number one (Ayalon) south towards Jerusalem. Leave at the exit signposted Lod/Ramleh. This is the exit after Ben Gurion Airport. Proceed along Route 40 for approximately 5 kilometres. At the traffic lights signposted Lod (South) turn right. At the roundabout turn left. The Cemetery entrance is on the left, after 400 metres.
    • Historical Information: The cemetery dates from the First World War, when Ramleh (now Ramla) was occupied by the 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade on 1 November 1917. Field Ambulances, and later Casualty Clearing Stations, were posted at Ramleh and Lydda from December 1917 onwards. The cemetery was begun by the medical units, but some graves were brought in later from the battlefields and from Latron, Sarona and Wilhema Military and Indian Cemeteries. During the Second World War, this cemetery was used by the Ramla Royal Air Force Station and by various Commonwealth hospitals posted in turn to the area for varying periods. RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY contains 3,300 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 964 of them unidentified. Second World War burials number 1,168. There are also 891 war graves of other nationalities from both wars, and 525 non-war burials, many from the RAF and garrison stations that were at Ramleh in the inter war years and until the end of the British Mandate in Palestine in 1948. Within Ramleh War Cemetery will be found: The RAMLEH 1914-18 MEMORIAL, erected in 1961 to commemorate more than 300 Commonwealth, German and Turkish servicemen of the First World War who lie buried in cemeteries elsewhere in Israel where their graves could no longer be maintained. Only 74 of the casualties are named. The RAMLEH 1939-45 MEMORIAL, commemorating 28 Jewish and non Arab servicemen of the Second World War, and six non-war casualties of the Palestine Police Force, who lie buried in cemeteries elsewhere in Israel where their graves could not be maintained in perpetuity.
    • No. of Identified Casualties: 4521

    1. 2739435 Dennis DESMOND, 1 Welsh Guards
    2. 2739038 John Robert Heywood JONES, 1 Welsh Guards
    3. KELLY P D F LIEUTENANT - Coldstream Guards 335156 18.07.1947
    4. 2725049 Leonard Charles LEE, 1 Irish Guards
    5. ROBERTS, DONALD D GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Grenadier Guards 2627008 02.03.1947
    6. 2726371 Anthony RUDDY, 1 Irish Guards
    7. 2740276 Reginald SAMBROOK, 1 Welsh Guards
    8. STOCKER, DONALD D GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2667169 08.03.1947
    9. YOUNG, DANIEL D LANCE SERJEANT - Scots Guards 2695366 18.11.1942
     
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