Suez War Memorial Cemetery


Suez War Memorial Cemetery is situated on the western outskirt of the town of Suez, about 7 kilometres from the centre.

Suez was an important hospital centre during the First World War with two Indian general hospitals, two stationary hospitals and casualty clearing stations based there at various times. Initially, burials took place in a special plot in the Protestant cemetery but the War Memorial Cemetery was established nearby in 1918 and these graves were transferred there, together with some from other burial grounds. Later, the adjoining Arbain Indian Cemetery was also absorbed into it.

The Cemetery contains the grave of John Richard Ormerod (Grave Ref. C. 20.), who died on 6 April 1916, whilst serving with the Royal Naval Reserve.