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Trincomalee is a seaport on the north-eastern coast of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and was formerly a naval station. After the fall of Singapore it became a naval base of importance to our command of shipping in the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. The...more
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We stopped at this cemetery on our way Trincomalee. Being British we had an interest in the area in general and had read about the British and Commonwealth cemetery established here in the 2nd world war. It was an immaculately kept place, just beautiful to...More
The War Cemetery is just north of Trincomalee, it’s not very big but you can’t really miss it, it’s on the right heading north.
There are apparently 303 WW2 graves and other Merchant and non war graves.
There are flowers, cacti, and other type of...More
There is something very sobering about wandering around a War Cemetery and reading the headstones. All those lost young men, some as young and 18, gone before their lives had started.
As a mother of sons, I found the whole experience very moving and a...More
This is a beautifully kept Commonwealth war grave Cemetery. It gave a wonderful insight into the war and how it affected the various nationalities involved. It is also a lovely place to sit and comtemplate!
I was particularly privileged to receive a personal tour of this superbly kept Commonwealth War Cemetery. The caretaker, Raja (?), has followed in his father’s footsteps and in the finest traditions of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in presenting a splendid resting place.