Cassino War Cemetery

The Cassino War Cemetery lies in the Commune of Cassino, Province of Frosinone, 139 kilometres south-east of Rome. Above it, at a distance of 1 kilometre, is the dominating hill on which stands the Abbey of Monte Cassino.


The site for Cassino War Cemetery was originally selected in January 1944, but the development of the battle during the first five months of that year made it impossible to use it until after the German withdrawal. The majority of the 4266 Commonwealth servicemen buried here died in the four battles for Monte Cassino and the 4000 Commonwealth servicemen who took part in the Italian Campaign and whose graves are not known are commemorated by the Cassino Memorial.