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East Mudros Military Cemetery, Limnos, Greece


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Currently the CWGC webpage for this cemetery has this notice:

East Mudros Military Cemetery

A section of the wall adjacent to Plot 3 has collapsed and has been cordoned off. Works to repair the wall will run from the 1st October until the 20th November. The area will be restricted and any visitors planning to visit the cemetery during this period are advised to contact the Mediterranean Area Office in advance at maoffice@cwgc.org

http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/69001/EAST%20MUDROS%20MILITARY%20CEMETERY

However all grave markers can be viewed by visitors.

The cemetery is obviously difficult to maintain as the tall wall collapses, plantings struggle to survive, and very many grave markers are difficult or impossible to read due to weathering.

Sadly there are two corners walled off without any name panels. One is marked as MUSLIMS - Indian & Egyptian Labour Corps, whilst the other is marked INDIAN ARMY.

The lack of names for the Egyptian Labour Corps is regrettably understandable as throughout the Great War we never knew whom we had enlisted into that Corps.

The lack of names for the 64 Indian soldiers, followers or seamen is more confusing. Are they commemorated by name at Gallipoli - if so why, when their remains lie within the vicinity of East Mudros Military Cemetery?

Can any knowledgeable Member offer advice please?

Harry

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