National Trust of Guyana

British Military Cemetery

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The British Military Cemetery is located at the junction of Young Street and Rabbit Walk, adjacent to the Police Headquarters in Eve Leary, Georgetown. The cemetery was developed when the British Government brought the Eve Leary area for 47,374 guilders in 1824. The area was used to bury military officials regardless of their rank. Walter Rupert Durban, the son of one of Guyana’s colonial Governors is buried there. Located within the cemetery is the Georgetown Timehri Memorial, this memorial pays homages to the 24 causalities the then British colony endured during World Wars I & II.