Shatby

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Shatby
الشاطبي
A mosque and a church in Suez Canal Street, Al Shatby. The Alexandria Tram line is visible crossing the street.
A mosque and a church in Suez Canal Street, Al Shatby. The Alexandria Tram line is visible crossing the street.
Shatby is located in Egypt
Shatby
Shatby
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 31°12′39″N 29°54′50″E / 31.210819°N 29.913783°E / 31.210819; 29.913783Coordinates: 31°12′39″N 29°54′50″E / 31.210819°N 29.913783°E / 31.210819; 29.913783
Country  Egypt
Governorate Alexandria
Time zone EST (UTC+2)

Shatby or Chatby is a neighbourhood in midtown Alexandria, Egypt, just east of Cape Silsileh.

Institutions[edit]

Many important institutes are located in Shatby, such as:

Cemetery and war memorial[edit]

The main Alexandria cemetery complex is in Shatby. It includes the Alexandria Military and War Memorial Cemetery, a Commonwealth War Cemetery that includes the graves of British and Empire service personnel killed in the First and Second World Wars.[1] 2,259 are from the First World War and 503 are from the Second World War.[1]

Also in the military cemetery is the Chatby Memorial, which commemorates 986 United Kingdom and British Empire service personnel who died at sea in the Mediterranean in the First World War and have no grave on land.[2] Most were killed in the sinking of troop ships or defensively armed merchant ships, including HMT Aragon, HMT Cameronia, HMT Leasowe Castle, HMT Osmanieh and SS Persia.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery". Cemetery details. Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Chatby Memorial". Cemetery details. Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 

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