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CAIRO NEW BRITISH PROTESTANT CEMETERY, EGYPT
& FUM EL KHALIG BURIAL GROUND

Photographs Copyright © Mike Booker 2007

TO THE MEMORY OF
1046 BRITISH SOLDIERS & SAILORS &
1987 CIVILIAN RESIDENTS OF CAIRO
WHO DIED BETWEEN THE YEARS 1844 AND 1907
& WERE BURIED IN THE OLD BRITISH PROTESTANT
BURIAL GROUND AT FUM EL KHALIG

THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED
IN January 1952 WHEN THE GROUND WAS GIVEN
TO THE CITY OF CAIRO FOR A PUBLIC GARDEN

This cemetery is within the Old Cairo cemetery area, which is approximately 5 kilometres south east of the centre of Cairo. The cemetery area is on the south side of the Salah Salem road, 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.

At the outbreak of the First World War, Cairo was headquarters to the United Kingdom garrison in Egypt. With Alexandria, it became the main hospital centre for Gallipoli in 1915 and later dealt with the sick and wounded from operations in Egypt and Palestine. Cairo was again a significant hospital centre during the Second World War. Plot N of the New British Protestant Cemetery was used for military burials when the adjoining War Memorial Cemetery was closed at the end of March 1920. This civil cemetery now contains 11 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 15 from the Second World War. The Commission also cares for 2,457 non war graves in the cemetery.

Details extracted from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site.

Photographs Copyright © Mike Booker 2007

Last updated 12 August, 2008

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