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Cemetery Details

Location Sahl Al Sabbagh, Beirut, Lebanon
Co‑ordinates N33.86945, E35.50521
Description

Situated 60 south of Beirut on the coast road. Sidon War Cemetery is situated about 1 kilometre inland from the bay of Sidon Harbour near Dukurman Quarter.

taxis are the only public transport available from Beirut

Opening hours are Mon-Fri. from 7.30am to 14.30pm whe the gates are locked. To access after these hours contact the British Embassy

Wheel chair access is avialble through the main entrance

Sidon War Cemetery was opened in 1943 by units of His Majesty's Forces occupying the Lebanon after the 1941 campaign. It was originally used for the burial of men who died while serving with the occupation force, but subsequently the graves of a number of the casualties of the 1941 campaign were moved into the cemetery from other burial grounds or from isolated positions in the vicinity.

The cemetery now contains 176 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War and nine war graves of other nationalities. It was designed by G. Vey.

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SOUTHALL, Frederick Alfred Bernard

Service number SX10098
Private
2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 23 Jul 1900

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LYDEAMORE, Cyril Murray

Service number SX3457
Private
2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 5 Aug 1917

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CLARKE, Leslie William

Service number SX4924
Private
2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 7 Feb 1907

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DOOLETTE, Anthony Longford

Service number VX556
Lieutenant
2nd/4th Field Regiment
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 19 May 1919

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KELLY, Joseph James

Service number WX5781
Private
2nd/16th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 7 Jul 1918

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WADE, John Samuel

Service number VX8242
Private
2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 3 Oct 1907

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PETHERICK, Albert Edward

Service number SX3458
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 9 Sep 1906

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PETTMAN, Ronald William

Service number SX4999
Private
2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 17 May 1919