TARANTO TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION
All cemetery pictures used with the permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Proceed along the Highway No.A14, Bologna-Taranto, and take the road No.57
into Taranto from the direction of Bari, passing the large industrial complex on
the left. Follow the sign to Grottaglia and then the signs to Tamburi Cimitero (Cimitero
The cemetery gates are kept locked, except during our gardening staff's
working hours. If you wish to visit the cemetery when the gates are locked, the
combination to the padlock is 1221. To open the lock you should press a button
on the lock after having dialled the combination number.
The Italians entered the war on the Allied side, declaring war on Austria,
in May 1915. Commonwealth forces were at the Italian front between November 1917
and November 1918, and rest camps and medical units were established at various
locations in northern Italy behind the front, some of them remaining until 1919.
Shot at Dawn:
11080 Private A. Denny, 8th Bn. British West Indies Regiment, executed for murder 20/01/1919. Plot 6. D. 4.
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.
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