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Fitting tribute to the fallen

This peaceful cemetary is beautifully kept by the staff. It has 364 graves, and many do not contain... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ericnjan
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Bolton, United Kingdom
Beautifully kept WW2 Cemetery

Caretaker been here 32 years and his father before him, well informed and helpful. Able to show... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gilly P
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

1  Thank Gilly P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully set along side of Nilaveli road, and maintained very well and pleasant to visit who devoted their lives for a War

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

The cemetery is builded like memory for soldiers who died during 2nd war in Trincomalee harbor location.

Thank colombotrading
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Pete B
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Get closer to history and understand a little bit more of WW2 in the East . Well kept and well visited

Thank sharnford2015
Reviewed 24 September 2018

The cemetery is well maintained and beautifully laid out. The walk around the memorials is quite a somber experience. If you are tracing history this is a place to see.

Thank RHM63
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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

Thank Jean P
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank lancashirescott
Reviewed 25 August 2018

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

Thank Jennifer L
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gayathree n
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Hari S
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Response from hokimau7 | Reviewed this property |
Its not meant to be? And there are Sri Lankan, Indian, Italian, New Zealand, All the allied forces who fought to save the world from being taken over by Japan.
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