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
City Alexandria
Time zone EST (UTC+2)
Shatby Beach

Shatby (Arabic: الشاطبي‎‎ El Shatby) is a neighborhood in Alexandria, Egypt.

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 who died 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 Shatby 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]

Commonwealth war graves are also to be found in:

  • Shatby British Protestant Cemetery, where are buried three British merchant seamen from HMT Aragon of World War I and seven service personnel and a war correspondent of World War II,[3]
  • Shatby Jewish Cemetery Number 3, where are buried 20 service personnel of World War I (of whom 19 are in one plot) and two of World War II, besides a memorial to fallen men of the Zion Mule Corps.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery". Cemetery details. Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 9 April 2013. CWGC spell Shatby in its English rendering 'Chatby'.
  2. ^ a b "Chatby Memorial". Cemetery details. Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Alexandria (Chatby) British Protestant Cemetery". Commonwealth War Graves Commission date accessed = 17 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Alexandria (Chatby) Jewish Cemetery No. 3". Commonwealth War Graves Commission date accessed = 17 December 2016. 

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