|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The Yokohama Memorial is situated in Yokohama British Commonwealth War Cemetery, which is 9 kilometres west of the city on Yuenchi-Dori, Hodogaya Ward, which branches left on the Toksaido highway. The nearest railway station is Hodogaya, 5 kilometres to the north on the JNR line, but the cemetery is easily reached by bus from Yokohama station.
To get to the cemetery by bus, the route is No.77 from Stand 14 of the bus station (Stop 16 on the route). The stop required is better known for the Yokohama Botanical Garden, which is in the same park area. The bus stops about 50 yards short of the entrance and signpost to the gardens and cemetery. There is an information desk inside Yokohama Station and the staff are very helpful (they can write out the destination to show to the bus driver).
The Memorial commemorates 20 members of the Undivided Indian Army and the Royal Indian Air Force who died while serving with the occupation forces in Japan, for whom no burial or cremation information exists. It is situated in a niche on the north wall of the Indian Forces Section of the Yokohama War Cemetery and takes the form of Tachiyama limestone panels on which are carved the names of those whom it honours. Above the names is cut the following inscription:
"IN HONOUR OF THESE OFFICERS AND MEN WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY AND HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE."
Yokohama War Cemetery is open 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., including Saturdays, Sundays and all public holidays, all year round.
Wheelchair access to cemetery possible via main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.
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