Kumasi, the chief town of Ashanti region, lies some 275 kilometres inland
Wheelchair access possible via main entrance.
The Gold Coast Regiment, a formation of Artillery and Infantry whose
Battle Honours go back to 1873, formed part of the Royal West African Frontier
Force. During the First World War, the regiment served with distinction in
Togoland (now Togo), in the Cameroons and in the last phase of the East African
Shot at Dawn:
7560 Private A. Frafra, Gold Coast Regiment, executed for casting away arms 28/09/1916.
A/2600 Private D. Barama, Gold Coast Mounted Infantry, executed for murder 10/11/1918.
5538 Lance Corporal Allassan Mamprusi, Gold Coast Regiment, executed for cowardice 28/04/1917
The mass pardon of 306 British Empire soldiers executed for certain offences during the Great War was enacted in section 359 of the Armed Forces Act 2006, which came into effect on royal assent on 8 November 2006.