Memorial Register, Iraq, The War Graves of The British Empire, Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery (Part One A-L), Baghdad East Jewish Cemetery

Ceylon contingent -------5 New Zealand Expeditionary Force 3 British Red Cross Society ------2 French Navy --------1 British West Indies Regiment -----1 West African contingent------ I Wholly unidentified -------469 Non-war graves --------114 The unnamed graves are 1940 in number and special memorials are erected to one soldier and one airman from the United Kingdom known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials record the names of 252 soldiers from the United Kingdom 13 from Australia and four from New Zealand one officer of the Indian Army and three Merchant seamen who were buried as prisoners in recorded graves which could not be found. In 1064 instances graves identified as groups but not individually are marked by headstones superscribed :“Buried near this spot.” The tomb of Lieutenant-General Sir Stanley Maude who died at Baghdad in November 1917 is in the middle of the cemetery and the Memorial of the 13th Division which he commanded in 1916 is in the South-West comer among the graves of a number of officers and men of the Division. The Register records particulars of 5958 War Graves existing or commem­orated in the cemetery. The burial grounds from which British graves were brought to this cemetery included the following :ADANA PROTESTANT and PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERIES :91 graves found. A FIU M KARA H ISSAR ARMENIAN CEMETERY :198 graves found. BAGHDAD ADVANCED BASE CEMETERY near the right bank of the river begun in March 1917. BAGTCH E PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY :369 graves found. KIRK U K CHRISTIAN CEMETERY close to the Chaldean Church. KONIA ROMAN CATHOLIC and ARMENIAN CEMETERIES :26 graves found. K U R BALI PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY :33 graves found. N DIG E GREEK and PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERIES :94 graves found.
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