National Trust of Guyana

British Military Cemetery

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Location: Eve Leary, Georgetown

Classification: Civil Infrastructure

Period/ Year Built: 1824

Historical Background / Description:

The British Military Cemetery is located at the junction of Young Street and Rabbit Walk, adjacent to the Police Headquarters in Eve Leary, Kingston, Georgetown. The cemetery was developed when the British Government bought the Eve Leary area for 47,374 guilders in 1824. The cemetery was used to bury military officials regardless of their rank. 

Located within the graveyard is the Georgetown Timehri Memorial, this memorial pays homage to the 24 causalities the then British colony endured during World Wars I and II. The site now serves as a tangible reminder of the service and duty these men bestowed upon the British colony now an independent nation.