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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
This peaceful cemetary is beautifully kept by the staff. It has 364 graves, and many do not contain bodies having never been recovered. This includes British, French, Dutch forces, but also Muslim and Indian members of the forces - it shows what a truly allied...More
Caretaker been here 32 years and his father before him, well informed and helpful. Able to show records and knew history of the graves.
Really interesting visit. Recommend to anyone interested in Military history.
Popped past on the way to Trinco. Absolutely lovely and the caretaker will show you around. Very proud man whose father also ran the site. He knows all there is to know about the site and more.
Ask to see all the record book documentation...More
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