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List updated Dec. 10, 2007

Country Total = 6

1 name on 1 memorial, 5 graves in 2 cemeteries

Completed = 4 (or 66.66%)

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Status - Complete, Underway, Part Done
Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial
Michael Clark
Karachi War Cemetery
Part Done (3 of 4) - Missing Bromberg (see below)
Michael Clark
Rawalpindi War Cemetery



The cemetery is a few miles from the centre of Karachi, to the north-east on National Stadium Road and can be reached by taxi. It is now surrounded by the naval colony and is adjacent to the new naval cemetery. The easiest way to reach the War Cemetery from the city centre is to go to the National Stadium and follow the road leading to Dalmia in which the airport is situated. From the airport follow the reverse road from Dalmia to the National Stadium and the Cemetery is situated to the left hand side of National Stadium Road. Owing to constant problems the direction signs have been removed but attempts will be made at resiting them. KARACHI WAR CEMETERY was created to receive Second World War graves from civil and cantonment cemeteries scattered throughout northern Pakistan where their permanent maintenance could not be assured. The cemetery contains 642 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. The KARACHI 1939-45 WAR MEMORIAL forms the entrance to Karachi War Cemetery. It commemorates more than 25,000 servicemen of the forces of undivided India who died during the Second World War in non-operational zones. Their remains were accorded the last rites and disposal required by their various religions and their names are commemorated at memorials in Delhi and Karachi. No names appear on the memorials but a Roll of Honour at each site, one in Hindi, the other in Urdu, record the names of those commemorated. Karachi War Cemetery also contains the KARACHI 1914-18 MEMORIAL, commemorating 568 men who served in garrisons and died in Pakistan (formerly India) during the First World War and who lie buried in civil and cantonment cemeteries where their graves could no longer be maintained.

BROMBERG, Driver, WOOLF, T/210807. Royal Army Service Corps. 27th February 1943. Age 33. Son of Marks and Sophia Bromberg; husband of Nettie Bromberg, of Springfield, Johannesburg, South Africa. 12. A. 4


Rawalpindi War Cemetery, situated in the cantonment area, can be reached by taxi from Islamabad Airport or from any hotel in the capital city. It is part of the Protestant Cemetery known as Gorah Qabrastaan (The Foreign Cemetery). The nearest landmark is the Combined Military Hospital (C.M.H). A taxi driver would take a visitor to the Old Cemetery entrance because it is not possible to enter the War Cemetery from the Civil Cemetery. One should ask to be taken to the rear corner of the Cemetery where the War Cemetery entrance is situated. The War Cemetery occupies a triangle shaped corner of the main cemetery, but is fenced off from it. A taxi driver should be asked to take one to Gorah Qabrastaan in Lalkurti. There are no C.W.G.C. direction signs to this Cemetery. Rawalpindi War Cemetery contains 257 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, connected mainly with the operations on the North-West Frontier. There are also 101 burials from the Second World War.

Initials: L C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: North Irish Horse
Secondary Regiment: 3rd Lancers (Skinner's Horse)
Secondary Unit Text: attd.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 02/05/1917
Additional information: Son of Charles Dacres Wise and Madeline Stella Wise, of Alleron, Loddiswell, Devon.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 4. A. 6.

Karachi War Cemetery - Photo © Michael Clark

Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial - Photo © Michael Clark

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