List updated October 5, 2014
Country Total = 2951
1279 names on 3 memorials; 1636 named graves and 13 graves of the unknown in 18 cemeteries
Completed = 2945 (or 99.79%)
Non SA & Rhodesia Units shown below
ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
Chatby is a district on the eastern side of the city of Alexandria, between
the main dual carriageway to Aboukir (known as Al Horaya) and the sea.
The Cemetery is located centrally within the main Alexandria Cemetery
complex, which is bordered by Al Horaya on the south and the electric
tramway, which is parallel with Sharia Champollion on the north. Visitors
can reach the entrance to the cemetery along the road Sharia Anubis, which
lies centrally north/south through the cemetery area. This cemetery has
a central front entrance building with a metal gate/grill secured archway
leading into it from two small-grassed areas, which form part of the roadside
in front of the cemetery, which is bounded by a rendered wall. Chatby
Military and War Memorial Cemetery (originally the Garrison cemetery)
was used for burials until April 1916, when a new cemetery was opened
at Hadra. Thereafter, burials at Chatby were infrequent, although some
graves were brought into the cemetery after the war from other burial
grounds in the area. During the Second World War, Alexandria was again
an important hospital centre, taking casualties from campaigns in the
Western Desert, Greece, Crete, the Aegean Islands and the Mediterranean.
Rest camps and hostels were also established there together with a powerful
anti-aircraft base. Alexandria was also the communications centre for
the middle and near east and became the headquarters of the Military Police.
There are now 2,259 First World War burials in the cemetery and 503 from
the Second World War. The cemetery also contains war graves of other nationalities
and many non war and military graves, some of which date from 1882. The
CHATBY MEMORIAL stands at the eastern end of the cemetery and commemorates
almost 1,000 Commonwealth servicemen who died during the First World War
and have no other grave but the sea. Many of them were lost when hospital
ships or transports were sunk in the Mediterranean, sailing to or from
Alexandria. Others died of wounds or sickness while aboard such vessels
and were buried at sea.
BLACK T S C THOMAS SAMUEL CUTHBERT Lance Serjeant 14209 Royal Dublin
Fusiliers 7th Bn. 25-Sep-1915 23 F. 115. Died of wounds, received in Gallipoli
Son of William and Sarah Black, of Ballyleck House, Monaghan. Born Umtata,
Cape Colony, South Africa. Ref. Soldiers Died in Great War CD
MOORE F A FRANK ALISTER Lance Corporal 42504 Royal Engineers 13th Div.
Signal Coy. 14-Aug-1915 19 J. 84. Died of wounds, received at Gallipoli
Son of Christopher and Isabel Moore, of 35, Glasgow Rd., Plaistow, London.
Born Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Ref. Soldiers Died in Great War CD
CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
This cemetery is within the Old Cairo cemetery area, which is situated
approximately 5 kilometres south east of the centre of Cairo. The cemetery
area is on the south side of the road Salah Salem, which runs west/east
from the River Nile towards the green park area approximately 2 kilometres
beyond and eventually towards the Citadel. The cemetery is surrounded
by a high wall and the double entrance gates are along Sharia Abu Safein.
This road is parallel with the railway line which runs south from Cairo
main station and both railway and Sharia Abu Safein cross over the main
road. Access up to Sharia Abu Safein is by using the northside ramp above
the main road underpass, on the east side of the railway.
CLOETE J J JOSEPH JOHN Driver 2325045 Royal Corps of Signals 2-Feb-1940
24 H. 18. Died on active service Born South Africa. Ref. UK, Army Roll
of Honour, 1939-1945
EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY
Alamein is a village, bypassed by the main coast road, approximately
130 kilometres west of Alexandria on the road to Mersa Matruh. The first
Commission road direction sign is located just beyond the Alamein police
checkpoint and all visitors should turn off from the main road onto the
parallel old coast road. The cemetery lies off the road, slightly beyond
a ridge, and is indicated by road direction signs approximately 25 metres
before the low metal gates and stone wing walls which are situated centrally
at the road edge at the head of the access path into the cemetery. The
Cross of Sacrifice feature may be seen from the road.
HELIOPOLIS WAR CEMETERY
Heliopolis, a major suburb of Cairo, lies 10 kilometres to the north-east
of the main city centre, approximately 6 kilometres from the airport.
Heliopolis War Cemetery is situated opposite El Banat (Girls') College
in Nabil el Wakkard Street, and access to the cemetery is from this street.
Wheelchair access possible via main entrance. For further information
regarding wheelchair access, please contact our enquiries department on
telephone number 01628 634221.
ALEXANDER F D FRANK DONALD Private 7639382 Royal Army Ordnance Corps
7 Armd. Div. Workshops 9-Dec-1941 30 1. H. 13. Died on active service
Son of Robert Alexander and of Susan Alexander, of Widnes, Lancashire.
Born South Africa. Ref. UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
PORT TEWFIK AREA CEMETERY
PORT TEWFIK AREA CEMETERY SLEMENT W WILLIAM Greaser Merchant
Navy S.S. Arundel Castle 24-Jan-44 65 Died from a Cerebral Embolism, at
Port Tewfik Of 58 Salisbury Rd, Southampton. Born East London, South Africa
***Not yet accepted for War Grave Status by CWGC, need service file
SUEZ AFRICAN AND INDIAN ARMY WAR CEMETERY
The cemetery is situated on the western outskirts of the town, about 3 kilometres from the town centre towards the main Cairo to Suez road. The cemetery is in a semi-derelict area of town, next to a drainage canal, 300 metres from the Suez War Cemetery.
MATAMELA, Private, J, N/6223. Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces attd.
Q Service Corps, S.A. Forces. 25th August 1941. 2. F. 10