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A beautiful peaceful place. Well kept. Very quiet and beautiful. Graves up to the 1960s. Also wives... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lymington, United Kingdom
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Fitting tribute to the fallen

This peaceful cemetary is beautifully kept by the staff. It has 364 graves, and many do not contain... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Bolton, United Kingdom
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Trincomalee is a seaport on the north-eastern coast of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and was formerly a naval station. After the fall of Singapore it became a naval base of importance to our command of shipping in the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. The...more
Nilaveli Road, Trincomalee 31000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful peaceful place. Well kept. Very quiet and beautiful. Graves up to the 1960s. Also wives which was nice.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LymingtonSailorman
Reviewed 5 November 2018

This peaceful cemetary is beautifully kept by the staff. It has 364 graves, and many do not contain bodies having never been recovered. This includes British, French, Dutch forces, but also Muslim and Indian members of the forces - it shows what a truly allied...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ericnjan
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Caretaker been here 32 years and his father before him, well informed and helpful. Able to show records and knew history of the graves. Really interesting visit. Recommend to anyone interested in Military history.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 587gillyp
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Beautifully set along side of Nilaveli road, and maintained very well and pleasant to visit who devoted their lives for a War

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Travel816801
Reviewed 1 October 2018

The cemetery is builded like memory for soldiers who died during 2nd war in Trincomalee harbor location.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank colombotrading
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Popped past on the way to Trinco. Absolutely lovely and the caretaker will show you around. Very proud man whose father also ran the site. He knows all there is to know about the site and more. Ask to see all the record book documentation...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 173peteb
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Get closer to history and understand a little bit more of WW2 in the East . Well kept and well visited

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sharnford2015
Reviewed 25 September 2018

The cemetery is well maintained and beautifully laid out. The walk around the memorials is quite a somber experience. If you are tracing history this is a place to see.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RHM63
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We stopped at this cemetery on our way Trincomalee. Being British we had an interest in the area in general and had read about the British and Commonwealth cemetery established here in the 2nd world war. It was an immaculately kept place, just beautiful to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jean P
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

The War Cemetery is just north of Trincomalee, it’s not very big but you can’t really miss it, it’s on the right heading north. There are apparently 303 WW2 graves and other Merchant and non war graves. There are flowers, cacti, and other type of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank lancashirescott
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Its not meant to be? And there are Sri Lankan, Indian, Italian, New Zealand, All the allied forces who fought to save the world from being taken over by Japan.