Karachi War Cemetery

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Karachi War Cemetery
KWGC Cemetery Karachi 2005.jpg
View of the graves (2005)
Details
Location Karachi
Country Pakistan
Coordinates 24°53′40″N 67°05′27″E / 24.8945°N 67.0909°E / 24.8945; 67.0909
Type UK Military, World War II
Owned by Commonwealth War Graves Commission
No. of graves 642

The Karachi War Cemetery was created to receive World War II dead from cemeteries scattered across the country, as it was felt that their proper maintenance could not be assured.[1]

In 2016, British Deputy High Commissioner Ms Belinda Lewis, Defence Adviser Brigadier Murray Whiteside and British Naval and Air Adviser Group Captain John Alexander attended the Remembrance Service at the Karachi War Cemetery.[2]

World War II graves[edit]

All the graves (642) are from World War II.[1] There are numerous recipients of Mention in Dispatches (MiD) and Distinguished Service Order (DSO), three recipients of the coveted Military Cross (MC), as well as one listed with Member of the British Empire (MBE) and three with the Order of the British Empire (OBE).[3]

Remains shifted from other places[edit]

Some remains of soldiers and other personnel who died during World War II and later between 1945-1947, were shifted from the following towns in Pakistan, by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) and the British Council:

Notable burial[edit]

Major Walter John Clare Duncan of Somerset, who belonged to the 12th Frontier Force Regiment Guides Cavalry has a DSO and Bar with MC.[4]

Maintenance[edit]

The CWGC is responsible for its upkeep. It employs 4 people on site: 3 gardeners and a supervisor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Commonwealth War Grave Commission - Karachi". Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  2. ^ "Remembrance service held in Karachi". DAWN. APP. Nov 15, 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Zuberi, Haris Masood (November 13, 2012). "Resting in peace: Soldiers buried at Karachi War Cemetery". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  4. ^ Zuberi, Haris Masood (November 13, 2012). "Resting in peace: Soldiers buried at Karachi War Cemetery". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 

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