Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery
Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery
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Dar es Salaam War Cemetery now contains 1,764 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 60 of them unidentified, and 41 from the Second World War, 7 of them unidentified. The 112 war graves of other nationalities, the majority of them Belgian and German, all date from the First World War. The cemetery also contains the DAR ES SALAAM HINDU CREMATION MEMORIAL which commemorates 14 Indian servicemen whose remains were cremated in accordance with their faith. The DAR ES SALAAM BRITISH AND INDIAN MEMORIAL which stands within Dar es Salaam War Cemetery, commemorates by name more than 1,500 officers and men who died in East Africa during and after January 1917 (the advance to the Rufiji river) who have no known grave. The memorial was moved from a site elsewhere in the township and re-sited in Memorial Garden A. The earlier casualties are commemorated by a similar memorial at Nairobi, Kenya.
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Saraphina J
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
Nice little shopping district with balanced restaurants, banks and grocery stores. There are some good restaurants such as Subway and the supermarket has a good selection of items
Written 26 August 2022
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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,445 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This war cemetery is extraordinarily well kept. It is a moving experience to wander around the carved headstones to see who fought and died. A grim reminder that war should never happen.
Written 24 July 2021
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mandyt20192019
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
They call it Mashujaa grounds where our soldiers who participated in the war of independence. It is located along Bagamoyo road, Kijitonyama. It is behind the Millennium Towers building. It is also near by an historical site Makumbusho ground where one can see cultural sites of different tribes.
Written 10 October 2019
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Abdulla Msabaha
Mbeya, Tanzania70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Soldiers who died while serving for their nation its amazing to see how they honored,visit sometime.
Written 17 September 2019
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Safaris-Holiday
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania328 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Dar es Salaam War Cemetery was created in 1968 when the 660 First World War graves at Dar es Salaam (Ocean Road) Cemetery had to be moved to facilitate the construction of a new road. In the early 1970s, a further 1,000 graves were brought into this site from cemeteries all over Tanzania, where maintenance could no longer be assured. Dar es Salaam War Cemetery now contains 1,770
Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 67 of them unidentified, and 34 from the Second World War, The 112 war graves of other nationalities, the majority of them Belgian and German, all date from the First World War. The cemetery also contains the DAR ES SALAAM HINDU CREMATION MEMORIAL which commemorates 14 Indian servicemen whose remains were cremated in accordance with their faith. At the outbreak of the First World War Tanzania was the core of German East Africa. From the invasion of April 1915, Commonwealth forces fought a protracted and difficult campaign against a relatively small but highly skilled German force under the command of General von Lettow-Vorbeck. The Germans finally surrendered on 23 November 1918.
Written 17 May 2019
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Alan Lynch
County Cork, Ireland65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We just happen to come across this out for a walk and so glad we cross the road and had a look around . We also came across two gravestones with an Irish connection . If ye are near by please do pop in a take 5 to 10 minutes to have a look around .
Written 20 October 2018
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Helmut S
Bangkok, Thailand1,833 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
Praise to the Commonwealth War Commission for keeping this memorial park in such good condition. Headstones and memorials for soldiers of many Commonwealth nations who fought alongside the British against the Germans and even one part with German soldiers.

When approaching the memorial park from the street there is a totally neglected graveyard on the left hand side with headstones for Germans who died before WWI. It is a shame that Germany is afraid to take care of this graveyard even though the German ambassador walks past these graveyard every year on Memorial Day. Good or bad, history will always be remembered and thus must be faced.
Written 4 October 2018
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pilgrim_gsa
New Delhi, India1,249 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Well maintained and peaceful cemetery that has headstones and memorials form soldiers of many nations including from far away India whose bones lie here far away from their motherland who agve there everything to expand and preserve the British empire .
Must visit place .
Written 24 August 2018
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FOL-1003
Berlin, Germany1,756 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
the cemetery is in a good condition and carefully looked after.
Whats remarkable is, there are enemies who fought one another on the same field.
you wonder all those young men, what future was taken from them...

A side note - there is a civil German graveyard which looks negelcted, the care takers do guide you, though.
it contains those germans that arrived from 1890ies till 1914....
Written 1 April 2018
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rmc1971
Leesburg, VA765 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
I try to visit the military cemetery in each country out of respect. This one is small but well kept. Surrounded by normal Dar hustle and bustle but once inside the gates it is a peaceful resting place. I admire the Commonwealth War Commission for maintaining this resting place for all fallen soldiers, including quite a number of German soldiers.
Written 15 April 2017
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