|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Moascar War Cemetery is situated just off the main Ismailia-Cairo road, 10 kilometres by road from Ismailia. The cemetery is contained within an army camp, 3 kilometres along Treaty Road, and the cemetery is open from 07.30 to 14.30 Saturday to Thursday, excluding Public Holidays.
Moascar was the name given to the military camp near the town of Ismailia. The desert cemetery was started at Moascar by the military authorities for the burial of war casualties, mainly from the Canal Zone. After the war, further graves were moved into the cemetery from a number of burial grounds in the vicinity where permanent maintenance was not possible. The cemetery continued to be used, between the end of the war and the evacuation of Commonwealth forces in Egypt, for the burial of servicemen garrisoned in the area, their dependents and members of civilian organisations attached to the garrison. The cemetery now contains 475 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 495 non war graves and 19 war graves of other nationalities.
Access to the cemetery is by security pass only and application for such a pass should be made through the Military Attache at the British Embassy in Cairo. This application should be made at least 10 working days in advance of the proposed visit as it can take some time for the pass to be issued. The address of the Embassy is given below:- British Embassy Ahmed Ragheb Street Garden City Cairo Tel: (00 20) 2 791 6051 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours:- Sun/Mon/Tues/Wed: 06.00 - 14.00 GMT Thursday: 06.00 - 12.30 GMT Wheelchair access to the cemetery is possible via main entrance. (text added by Geoffrey Gillon with kind permission of CWGC)