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CWGC Contacting Descendants of WWII Soldiers Killed in the Battle of Keren

  • Asmara War Cemetery is located about 8 kilometres from the centre of Asmara. It is situated about 100 metres south of the main road from Asmara to the port of Massawa. It contains the grave of 270 Commonwealth servicemen of the 2nd World War.
  • Asmara War Cemetery is located about 8 kilometres from the centre of Asmara. It is situated about 100 metres south of the main road from Asmara to the port of Massawa. It contains the grave of 270 Commonwealth servicemen of the 2nd World War.
  • Asmara War Cemetery is located about 8 kilometres from the centre of Asmara. It is situated about 100 metres south of the main road from Asmara to the port of Massawa. It contains the grave of 270 Commonwealth servicemen of the 2nd World War.
  • Keren War Cemetery is 2 kilometres west of the town. It contains the graves of some 440 Commonwealth servicemen including 285 Sikh and Hindu soldiers from India and Pakistan, whose remains were cremated in accordance with their faith.
  • Keren War Cemetery is 2 kilometres west of the town. It contains the graves of some 440 Commonwealth servicemen including 285 Sikh and Hindu soldiers from India and Pakistan, whose remains were cremated in accordance with their faith.
  • Keren War Cemetery is 2 kilometres west of the town. It contains the graves of some 440 Commonwealth servicemen including 285 Sikh and Hindu soldiers from India and Pakistan, whose remains were cremated in accordance with their faith.
  • Keren War Cemetery is 2 kilometres west of the town. It contains the graves of some 440 Commonwealth servicemen including 285 Sikh and Hindu soldiers from India and Pakistan, whose remains were cremated in accordance with their faith.

By CWGC,

The CWGC are working with the British Embassy in Eritrea to make contact with the descendants of servicemen who lost their lives in the Battle of Keren during World War 2.

In March 1941, Keren became the scene of the most decisive battle of the Second World War in East Africa, fought between Italian-led forces and British, Commonwealth, and Free French troops. Continue reading CWGC Contacting Descendants of WWII Soldiers Killed in the Battle of Keren