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Commonwealth War Cemetery Syracuse

Commonwealth forces made their landings during Operation Husky in the south-east corner of the island between Pachino and Syracuse. The majority of those buried in Syracuse War Cemetery died during those landings or in the early stages of the campaign.

Many graves belong to men of the airborne force that attempted to land west of the town on the night of 9-10 July. Gale force winds forced 60 of the 140 gliders used into the sea and blew others wide of their objectives.

Syracuse War Cemetery contains 1063 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 134 of them unidentified. There is also one First World war burial.

- 985 British.
- 4 Canadians.
- 5 Australians.
- 1 New Zealander.
- 7 South Africans.
- 41 Indians.
- 11 High Commission Territories.
- 3 other Allies.
- 6 entirely unidentified.

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