East Mudros Military Cemetery

Lemnos, Greece

Because of its position, the island of Lemnos played an important part in the campaigns against Turkey during the First World War. It was occupied by a force of marines on 23 February 1915 in preparation for the military attack on Gallipoli, and Mudros became a considerable Allied camp. The 1st and 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospitals, the 3rd Australian General Hospital and other medical units were stationed on both sides of Mudros bay and a considerable Egyptian Labour Corps detachment was employed. After the evacuation of Gallipoli, a garrison remained on the island and the 1st Royal Naval Brigade was on Lemnos, Imbros and Tenedos for the first few months of 1916. On 30 October 1918, the Armistice between the Entente Powers and Turkey was signed at Mudros. East Mudros Military Cemetery was begun in April 1915 and used until September 1919. It contains 885 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 86 of them unidentified, and one Second World War burial. There are also seven non war naval graves and 32 burials of other nationalities in the cemetery, 29 of them Russians who died in the evacuation of Novorossisk in 1921, who are remembered on a memorial plaque set into the boundary wall.

East Mudros Military Cemetery is situated on rising ground on the north east side of the village of Mudros and is about 1 Km out of the village, next to the Greek Civil Cemetery. Take the Myrina – Moudros National Road and continue until you come to signs directing you to Roussopoli and Kaminia villages approximately 1 km before the village of Mudros. Turn left at these signs, there is also a CWGC sign, continue straight for another 500 metres and turn right at the CWGC sign for another 3-400 metres and you shall arrive at the cemetery which is on your left.

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Mudros, Lemnos, Greece
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Founded: 1915
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Greece

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www.cwgc.org

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Konstantinos Daglaroglou (4 years ago)
The east Moudros Military Cemetery is maintained in perfect condition by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is located on Lemnos island. The greek island of Lemnos was used during the Great War by the Entente Cordiale as an advanced base for the Gallipoli campaign (1915-1916). There are a couple of military cemeteries on the island all in perfect condition, the final resting place for many hundreds of men and women of the Entente, along with some other nations from other campaigns. Some of the epitaphs can break your heart. All are equal in death, but to me a seeing the graves of Australians, New Zealanders, Indian and Egyptian Muslims was particularly hard. They all came to the other side of the world and gave their lives to fight a futile battle, in a war not at all of their concern. My deepest respects to all those who have fallen and their families, I am grateful.
Stephen K (5 years ago)
Very well kept Military cemetery with diferent sections covering many campaigns. A true history lesson. Always open.
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