ramleh war cemetery

RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY (ISRAEL AND PALESTINE)
RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY (ISRAEL AND PALESTINE)
HISTORY INFORMATION
The cemetery dates from the First World War, when Ramleh (now Ramla) was occupied by the 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade on 1 November 1917. Field Ambulances, and later Casualty Clearing Stations, were posted at Ramleh and Lydda from December 1917 onwards. The cemetery was begun by the medical units, but some graves were brought in later from the battlefields and from Latron, Sarona and Wilhema Military and Indian Cemeteries.

During the Second World War, this cemetery was used by the Ramla Royal Air Force Station and by various Commonwealth hospitals posted in turn to the area for varying periods.

RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY contains 3,300 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 964 of them unidentified. Second World War burials number 1,168. There are also 892 war graves of other nationalities from both wars, and 525 non-war burials, many from the RAF and garrison stations that were at Ramleh in the inter war years and until the end of the British Mandate in Palestine in 1948.

Within Ramleh War Cemetery will be found:

The RAMLEH 1914-18 MEMORIAL, erected in 1961 to commemorate more than 300 Commonwealth, German and Turkish servicemen of the First World War who lie buried in cemeteries elsewhere in Israel where their graves could no longer be maintained. Only 74 of the casualties are named.

The RAMLEH 1939-45 MEMORIAL, commemorating 28 Jewish and non Arab servicemen of the Second World War, and six non-war casualties of the Palestine Police Force, who lie buried in cemeteries elsewhere in Israel where their graves could not be maintained in perpetuity.

The original war cemetery was designed by Sir John J. Burnet, but following the addition of the 1939-45 war graves, the site was extensively remodelled in the 1950s by Alan Stewart, ARIBA.
  1. PARAS 2 Field, Frederick Thomas Travers

    SURNAME Field FORENAME Frederick Thomas Travers UNIT 17 Para RANK Captain NUMBER 222828 DATE OF DEATH 8th May 1946 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Ramleh War Cemetery,Israel 7.G.9 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of LtCol Frederick Denton,R.A. and Lindsay Florence Field,Church...
  2. PARAS 2 Fletcher, Edward

    SURNAME Fletcher FORENAME Edward UNIT 6 Para RANK Private NUMBER 14030082 DATE OF DEATH 14th October 1946 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Ramleh War Cemetery,Israel 9.B.12 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 30.8.1925 son of John Thomas and Frances Fletcher,Gateshead,Co.Durham died Palestine
  3. PARAS 2 Jeffrey, Bruce Carstairs

    SURNAME Jeffrey FORENAME Bruce Carstairs UNIT 6 Para (Royal Army Medical Corps,attached) RANK Captain NUMBER 291381 DATE OF DEATH 3rd March 1946 AGE 26 GRAVESITE Ramleh War Cemetery,Israel 7.E.18 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born20.7.1919 son of the Revd. Thomas,M.A. and...
  4. PARAS 2 Kirkpatrick, Adam

    SURNAME Kirkpatrick FORENAME Adam UNIT 4 Para RANK Company Quartermaster Sergeant NUMBER 14871921 DATE OF DEATH 5th December 1946 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Ramleh War Cemetery,Israel 9.C.21 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 30.4.1926 son of Hugh and Catherine Walker Fitzpatrick,South...
  5. PARAS 2 Hallissy, Richard

    SURNAME Hallissy FORENAME Richard UNIT 4 Para RANK Private NUMBER 14454421 DATE OF DEATH 7th October 1946 AGE GRAVESITE Ramleh War Cemetery,Israel 9.R.2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died Palestine
  6. PARAS 2 Butcher, Frederick Charles

    SURNAME Butcher FORENAME Frederick Charles UNIT 4 Para RANK Private NUMBER 14866892 DATE OF DEATH 31st August 1946 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Ramleh War Cemetery,Israel 7.L.3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 8.10.1926 son of Edward Arthur and Sarah Ann Butcher,Rainham,Essex died Palestine
  7. PARAS 2 Lang, Jack

    SURNAME Lang FORENAME Jack UNIT 4 Para RANK Private NUMBER 5957240 DATE OF DEATH 29th December 1945 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Ramleh War Cemetery,Israel 9.A.3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 6.7.1922 son of Harry and Anne Lang,Forest Gate,Essex died Palestine
  8. PARAS 2 Jones, Peter David

    SURNAME Jones FORENAME Peter David UNIT 4 Para RANK Private NUMBER 14447623 DATE OF DEATH 6th January 1946 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Ramleh War Cemetery,Israel 7.D.13 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 17.9.1926 son of Peter and Ethel Jones husband of Edna Jones,Bredbury,Cheshire died...
  9. PARAS 2 Lambert, Ernest Nation

    SURNAME Lambert FORENAME Ernest Nation UNIT 7 Para RANK Sergeant NUMBER 6854402 DATE OF DEATH 10th September 1946 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Ramleh War Cemetery,Israel 7.L.8 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 1.1.1923 son of Ernest Nation and Daisy Rosina Lambert husband of Helen...
  10. PARAS 2 Ayliffe, Charles Herbert

    SURNAME Ayliffe FORENAME Charles Herbert UNIT 9 Para (Royal Army Medical Corps,attached) RANK Private NUMBER 14747319 DATE OF DEATH 6th May 1946 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Ramleh War Cemetery,Israel 7.G.8 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Victor Herbert and Eileen Sarah...
  11. PARAS 2 Carter, Thomas Albert

    SURNAME Carter FORENAME Thomas Albert UNIT 8 Para RANK Private NUMBER 14060529 DATE OF DEATH 19th October 1946 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Ramleh War Cemetery,Israel 9.B.15 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 13.7.1927 son of Albert and Margaret Carter nephew of Mary Knight,Potters...
  12. PARAS 2 Dix, Thomas Strically

    SURNAME Dix FORENAME Thomas Strically UNIT 8 Para RANK Private NUMBER 14837097 DATE OF DEATH 27th May 1946 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Ramleh War Cemetery,Israel 7.G.15 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 9.2.1924 son of George and Sarah Eliza Dix,Quinton,Birmingham died Palestine
  13. PARAS 2 Carter, Leslie

    SURNAME Carter FORENAME Leslie UNIT 3 Para RANK Private NUMBER 14090457 DATE OF DEATH 17th December 1946 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Ramleh War Cemetery,Israel 9.D.9 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 6.7.1925 son of William and Lillian Carter,Hulme,Manchester died Palestine
  14. PARAS 2 Cosgrove, John J.

    SURNAME Cosgrove FORENAME John J. UNIT 3 Para RANK Private NUMBER 14935457 DATE OF DEATH 11th October 1946 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Ramleh War Cemetery,Israel 9.B.6 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 2.2.1927 son of William and Anne (nee Lenighan) Cosgrove,Widnes,Lancashire General...
  15. PARAS 2 Hart, Desmond Aubrey

    SURNAME Hart FORENAME Desmond Aubrey UNIT 2 Para RANK Corporal NUMBER 14734636 DATE OF DEATH 21st September 1946 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Ramleh War Cemetery,Israel 7.L.12 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 31.3.1926 son of Aubrey Alma and Eva Thurling Hart,Norwich died Palestine
  16. PARAS 2 Leonard, Norman

    SURNAME Leonard FORENAME Norman UNIT 2 Para RANK Private NUMBER 14875368 DATE OF DEATH 29th May 1946 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Ramleh War Cemetery,Israel 7.G.17 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 3.11.1926 son of George and Annabella Leonard,Woodside,Aberdeen died Palestine
  17. PARAS 2 McBride, Alexander

    SURNAME McBride FORENAME Alexander UNIT 1 Para RANK Private NUMBER 14975343 DATE OF DEATH 23rd May 1946 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Ramleh War Cemetery,Israel 7.G.13 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 17.5.1923 son of John and Jessie McBride,Springburn,Glasgow died Palestine
  18. PARAS 2 Cook, Arthur Frederick

    SURNAME Cook FORENAME Arthur Frederick UNIT 21 Independent Parachute Company RANK Private NUMBER 2574265 DATE OF DEATH 25th May 1946 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Ramleh War Cemetery,Israel 7.G.14 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 20.2.1922 "Cooke" and rank "Driver" (Armed Forces Memorial)...
  19. PARAS 2 Lemon, Leslie Arthur

    SURNAME Lemon FORENAME Leslie Arthur UNIT HQ 1 Para Brigade (Army Physical Training Corps,attached) RANK Warrant Officer Second Class (QMS Instructor) NUMBER 3311468 DATE OF DEATH 1st October 1946 AGE 32 GRAVESITE Ramleh War Cemetery,Israel 7.L.19 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...
  20. PARAS 2 Lewis, Harry

    SURNAME Lewis FORENAME Harry UNIT 5 Para RANK Private NUMBER 14533981 DATE OF DEATH 25th April 1946 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Ramleh War Cemetery,Israel 7.F.16 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 16.3.1924 KIA Tel Aviv,Israel
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