War memorial, Kohima, Nagaland

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Location: Kohima City, Nagaland Latitude: 25.66736, Longitude: 94.10373Year: 20th Century

The Kohima War Cemetery is located on Garrison Hill in the center of Kohima. It is a memorial dedicated to soldiers of the 2nd British Division of the Allied Forces who died in the Second World War in April 1944 fighting the Japanese. The battle was fought in the tennis court area of the Deputy Commissioner’s residence and is marked on the hill, but there are no traces of the Deputy Commissioner's bungalow. It is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

The Japanese advance into India was halted at Kohima in April 1944 and Garrison Hill witnessed the most intense fighting of the whole Burma campaign when a small Commonwealth force held out against repeated attacks by a Japanese Division. Ultimately reinforcements reached the Garrison and the Japanese were defeated.

Category: CemeteriesOwnership: Government
War cemeteryKohimaNagalandWorld War II