Commonwealth War Graves Commission

In Memory of


71st Field Coy., Royal Engineers
who died on
Tuesday, 17th July 1917.

Commemorative Information

Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq
Grave Reference/
Panel Number:
Panel 5 and 61
Location: The Basra Memorial was originally sited within Basra War Cemetery but in 1997 the Memorial was moved by presidential decree. The move, carried out by the authorities in Iraq, involved a considerable amount of manpower, transport costs and sheer engineering on their part, and the Memorial has been re-erected in its entirety. The Basra Memorial is now located 32 kilometres along the road to Nasiriyah, in the middle of what was a major battleground during the Gulf War.

Historical Information: The Basra Memorial bears the names of more than 40,500 members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the operations in Mesopotamia from the Autumn of 1914 to the end of August 1921 and whose graves are not known.