HC Deb 06 March 2002 vol 381 cc322-3W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the grave sites the War Grave Commission maintains in Egypt; how much money is allocated to their upkeep; and how many are buried there, broken down by military personnel who fought in the(a) Suez Canal zone emergency 1951 to 1954 and (b) Suez crisis 1956. [40457]

Dr. Moonie

The graves sites maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in Egypt are:

  • Abbasiya Indian Cemetery
  • Alamein Cremation Memorial
  • Alexandra (Chatby) British Protestant Cemetery
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  • Alexandria (Chatby) Jewish Cemetery No.3
  • Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
  • Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery
  • Aswan Bandar British Cemetery
  • Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery
  • Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
  • El Alamein War Cemetery
  • Fayid War Cemetery
  • Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery
  • Heliopolis War Cemetery
  • Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery
  • Kantara War Memorial Cemetery
  • Manara Indian Muhammadan Cemetery
  • Moascar War Cemetery
  • Old Cairo New Latin Cemetery
  • Port Said British Protestant Cemetery
  • Port Said Muhammadan Civil Cemetery
  • Port Said War Memorial Cemetery
  • Suez African and Indian Army War Cemetery
  • Suez War Memorial Cemetery
  • Tel El Kebir War Memorial Cemetery.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission does not keep financial records by country. However, they have advised that their approximate expenditure on maintaining graves in Egypt for 2001 was in the order of £600.000.

The total number of graves in the twenty four cemeteries is 32,144. This figure includes world war graves, non-world war graves, service dependants, civilians and foreign nationals.

Detailed figures for the two periods are not readily available. I will write to the hon. Member and a copy of my letter will be placed in the Library of the House.

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