ismailia war memorial cemetery


Ismailia is a small town on the west side of the Suez Canal. The cemetery was begun in February 1915 following an unsuccessful attack on the town by Turkish forces (this action was later commemorated by the French with a memorial at Gebel Mariam), and continued to be used for burials from camps and hospitals in and around Ismailia and nearby Moascar. After the Armistice, the cemetery was enlarged when graves were brought in from other cemeteries in the area and from isolated sites. In 1956, the adjoining Indian cemetery was absorbed into the War Memorial Cemetery.

There are now 372 Commonwealth casualties of the First World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery. Second World War burials number 291. The cemetery also contains 297 non war graves, chiefly of servicemen of the garrison and their dependents, mostly dating from the inter war years.
  1. ARMY CDOS Vrondi, Panayis Liassi Georghi

    SURNAME Vrondi FORENAME Panayis Liassi Georghi UNIT 51 Commando RANK Private NUMBER CY/1381 DATE OF DEATH 25th December 1940 AGE GRAVESITE Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery,Egypt 1.A.5 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Cyprus Regiment son of Liassis Georghi and Marikkou...
  2. ARMY CDOS Paternoster, Harry

    SURNAME Paternoster FORENAME Harry UNIT 7 Commando (A Bn Layforce) RANK Private NUMBER 5827448 DATE OF DEATH 6th April 1941 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery,Egypt 2.B.10 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Suffolk Regiment born Suffolk son of Herbert and...