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The Habbaniya War Cemetery

This section of my website is dedicated to the Habbaniya Military Cemetery, with the aim of providing the names and locations of every burial in the six Plots contained within the cemetery walls (thirty-nine in Plot 1, forty in Plot 2, thirty-nine in Plot 3, sixty in Plot 4, seventy-three in Plot 5 and thirty-nine in Plot 6). With the kind assistance of staff at the Australian Embassy in Baghdad during 2023, photographs of every headstone were taken and have been collated and catalogued here. Of the two hundred and ninety (290) burials, one hundred and seventy-three (173) were for WW2 deaths, the remaining one hundred and seventeen (117) deaths taking place 'between the wars' or post WW2. 

I would like to thank Doctor Christopher Morris, who was the honorary secretary of the RAF Habbaniya Association until the association was wound up in 2022, for continuing to keep the RAF Habbaniya Association website up and running  for the benefit of the many people interested in the history of RAF Hinaidi and RAF Habbaniya. Click HERE to be re-directed to the RAF Habbaniya Association website. It is hoped that the Habbaniya website will be brought up to date within the near future - watch this space for news.

At the southern end of the cemetery there is a memorial to the men who served with the Royal Air Force (Iraq) Levies and died in Iraq during WW2. To see a composite image I made of five photographs that shows the name of every man whose death was honoured on the Habbaniya Memorial, as well as basic details of each of the one hundred and six (106) men, click HERE.

 

With the kind permission of Dr Morris, I have also been able to provide a list in alphabetical order of every person buried at the Habbaniya Military Cemetery as well as details (where available) of their service record and cause of death Click HERE to be redirected to the on-line database. 

Official CWGC Plan of Habbaniya War Cemetery
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