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Salerno War Cemetery (Montecorvino Pugliano, Salerno Province, Campania Region, Italy) - WWI Memorial and WWII Commonwealth - 1846 burials; 10 South Africans. 20 Australians. 1,650 UK, 30 Can, 3 NZ, 55 Indian, 111 unknown.
The cemetery is permanently open and may be visited anytime. Wheelchair access possible via main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.
Coming from Rome, proceed along the A30 following the signs for Salerno-Reggio Calabria; then take the A3, exiting at Pontecagnano or Battipaglia. Turn back towards Salerno on the SS18 coast road. Signs for the cemetery, which is on the north side of the road, should be seen after passing through Bellizzi. Cemetery address: Via G. Leopardi, 1 - Bivio Pratole - 84090 Montecorvino Pugliano (SA) Campania. Latitude: 40.625511, Longitude: 14.922513.
Commonwealth and American forces landed near Salerno on 8-9 September 1943 and there was fierce fighting for some days in the bridgehead that they established. The site for the cemetery was chosen in November 1943 and it contains many burials resulting from the landings and the fighting that followed, but graves were also brought in later from a wide area of south-western Italy. The 59th General Hospital was in the vicinity of Salerno at the end of 1943 and early in 1944. Salerno War Cemetery contains 1,846 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 107 of them unidentified. One casualty of the First World War is also commemorated in the cemetery by special memorial, his grave in a local civil cemetery having been lost.

Links to other sites about Salerno War Cemeteries include:
Commonwealth Military Cemeteries
Campania Region
Salerno Province
War Cemeteries
War Cemeteries in Italy by Region
WWII Military Cemeteries

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