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Location Information

Mikra British Cemetery is situated in the Municipality of Kalamaria in the city of Thessaloniki just off Konstantinou Karamanlis Street between the army camp of Ntalipi (pronounced Dalipi) and the Kalamaria Greek Communal Cemetery.

From both the town centre and airport of Thessaloniki it is approximately a 20 minute drive and can be accessed by first driving along Leoforos Ethnikis Antistaseos highway then entering Makedonias Street and turning right at the top of this road at the traffic lights. From there you enter Konstantinou Karamanlis and the cemetery is approx 300 metres further on your right and a CWGC sign is clearly visible.

Visiting Information

The Cemetery is permanently open and may be visited at any time.

For further information and enquiries please contact enquiries@cwgc.org

Historical Information

At the invitation of the Greek Prime Minister, M.Venizelos, Salonika (now Thessalonika) was occupied by three French Divisions and the 10th (Irish) Division from Gallipoli in October 1915. Other French and Commonwealth forces landed during the year and in the summer of 1916, they were joined by Russian and Italian troops. In August 1916, a Greek revolution broke out at Salonika, with the result that the Greek national army came into the war on the Allied side.

The town was the base of the British Salonika Force and it contained, from time to time, eighteen general and stationary hospitals. Three of these hospitals were Canadian, although there were no other Canadian units in the force.

The earliest Commonwealth burials took place in the local Protestant and Roman Catholic cemeteries, and the Anglo-French (now Lembet Road) Military Cemetery was used from November 1915 to October 1918. The British cemetery at Mikra was opened in April 1917, remaining in use until 1920. The cemetery was greatly enlarged after the Armistice when graves were brought in from a number of burial grounds in the area.

MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY now contains 1,810 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, as well as 147 war graves of other nationalities.

Within the cemetery will be found the MIKRA MEMORIAL, commemorating almost 500 nurses, officers and men of the Commonwealth forces who died when troop transports and hospital ships were lost in the Mediterranean, and who have no grave but the sea. They are commemorated here because others who went down in the same vessels were washed ashore and identified, and are now buried at Thessalonika.

Shot at Dawn:

6/227 Private P. J. Downey, 6th Leinster Regiment, executed for disobedience 27/12/1915.

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.

T4/199148 Driver

Samuel Berry
Army Service Corps 20th Horse Transport
Died of Malaria 7th February 1918, aged 23.

Grave 223.

Lived at 6 Eastwood Street, Burnley, Lancashire.



51561 Sapper

Montague Vaughan Case

Royal Engineers

XVI Corps Signals

18th November 1918.

Grave 841.


Son of the late William Benjamin and Sarah Marion Elizabeth Case, of Hill St., Poole.




Rennie Dixon
Royal Garrison Artillery 153rd
Lived at 3 Reedley Road
Died 17th June 1918,

aged 23.

Grave 1810.


Son of Joseph Dixon, of 3, Reedley Rd., Reedley, Burnley.



504084 Sapper

George Henry Morgan

Royal Engineers

500th (Wessex) Field Coy.

2nd December 1918, aged 24.

Grave 790.


Son of Annie Morgan, of 8, Nelson Place West, Bath, Somerset, and the late Herbert Morgan.



6331 Regimental Serjeant Major

Joseph Edward Williams

1st Bn. Royal Scots

31st January 1916, aged 39.

Grave 1396.


Husband of Maretta Williams, of 16, Wyre Grove, Blackpool, Lancs.



8380 Corporal

John Alpha Wilson

3rd Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps

5th June 1917, aged 27.

Grave 1808.


Son of John Henry and Amy Florence Wilson, of 13, Guy St., Burnley, Lancashire.