World War Cemetery, Kohima

About World War Cemetery Information-Kohima

World War Cemetery, Kohima: Kohima has an unforgettable historical record of the World War II. The battle fought here has left its memories and scars for ages.

The Kohima War Cemetery located here has the graves of the Allied war martyrs and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The cemetery has about 1420 graves with stone marks on them, which consist of about 1,100 British burials, 5 Canadian and 330 Indian graves.

Located on the slopes of Garrison Hill, the cemetery reminds one of the brave soldiers who fought for their country.

There is an inscription carved on the memorial of the 2nd British Division in the cemetery.

There are two important crosses placed at its highest and lowest points.The upper cross states "Here, around the tennis court of the Deputy Commissioner lies men who fought in the battle of Kohima in which they and their comrades finally halted the invasion of India by the forces of Japan in April 1944 ". The other cross reads " When you go home, tell them of us and say for your tomorrow, we gave our today ".

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