The town of Haifa, in Northern Israel, is the third largest town in the country. Khayat Beach War Cemetery lies 5 kilometres south west of Haifa.
During the Second World War, Haifa was strategically important due to its harbour and airfield, and became one of the main supply bases serving the Middle East forces.
Khayat Beach War Cemetery contains 691 Commonwealth burials from the Second World War, and 91 war graves of other nationalities. There are also 95 non war burials in the cemetery, the majority of which are those who died during the conflicts in Palestine between 1945-1948.
Source: Rebecca Blackburn with information supplied by CWGCRead More