Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery, Tanzania

Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery, Tanzania

Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery, Tanzania - DAR ES SALAAM WAR CEMETERY was created in 1968 when the 660 First World War graves at Dar Es Salaam (Ocean Road) Cemetery had to be moved to facilitate the construction of a new road. As the burials in the former African Christian, Non-Christian and Mohammedan plots had not been marked individually, they were reburied in collective graves, each marked by a screen wall memorial. (Memorial Gardens "B", "C" and "D"). During the early 1970s, a further 1,000 graves were brought into this site from cemeteries all over Tanzania, where maintenance could no longer be assured. Dar es Salaam War Cemetery now contains 1,764 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 60 of them unidentified, and 41 from the Second World War, 7 of them unidentified. The 112 war graves of other nationalities, the majority of them Belgian and German, all date from the First World War. The DAR ES SALAAM BRITISH AND INDIAN MEMORIAL which stands within Dar es Salaam War Cemetery, commemorates by name more than 1,500 officers and men who died in East Africa during and after January 1917 (the advance to the Rufiji river) who have no known grave. The memorial was moved from a site elsewhere in the township and re-sited in Memorial Garden A.

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  • Profile picture for James Dow Meldrum

    Born 1895

    Died 1917

    British Army 290326 Lance Corporal Acting Corporal Royal Highlanders

    British Army 2000 Lance Corporal Acting Corporal Royal Highlanders 7th Fife Battalion (Territorial Force)

    British Army 290326 Colour Serjeant attached to the King's African Rifles

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    Born 1898

    Died 1916

    British Army 6421 Private British West Indies Regiment 2nd Battalion

    British Army 6421 Private West India Regiment 2nd Battalion

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    Born 1892

    Died 1917

    British Army Captain 33rd Punjabis

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    Died 1916

    Other Empire Force Driver East African Transport Corps

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    Died 1917

    British Army 9766 Serjeant King's African Rifles Corps

    British Army 9766 Serjeant Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 3rd Battalion

    British Army 9766 Acting Sergeant Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Battalion

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    Born 1901

    Died 1918

    Royal Navy J55253

    Royal Navy J55253 Boy 1 HMS Challenger

    Royal Navy Boy 1 HMS Impregnable

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    Born 1888

    Died 1917

    British Army 265022 Warrant Officer Class 2 Seaforth Highlanders 6th Battalion

    British Army 265022 Company Serjeant-Major attached King's African Rifles 2/2nd Battalion