25th County of London Cyclist Battalion
The London Regiment

 George James SAYERS

Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19

Sayers, George James, resident Bow, enlisted London, 742077, Pte., died in India, 5 Oct 1917, formerly 5434, 10th London regt.

['Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19', Vol. 10, Part 76, Page 207, 25th (County of London) Battalion (Cyclists), pub. 1921 by His Majesty's Stationary Office]

In Memory of

Private George James SAYERS

742077, 1st/25th Bn., London Regiment (Cyclists)

who died in India on 05 October 1917

Remembered with honour Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial. 

Commemorated in perpetuity by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Karachi , formerly the capital of the Republic of Pakistan , is the country's only sea port and the main gateway for its trade. It is also the maritime terminus of the Pakistan Railway and its airport, situated on one of the trunk air routes of the world, gives it considerable additional importance. The city lies at the extreme western end of the delta of the Indus , on a backwater protected by a high rocky headland. To the north is dry, hilly country, while to the south creeks and mangrove swamps stretch to the sea. The War Cemetery is about 8 kilometres from the centre of Karachi on Stadium Road and is easily reached by taxi. It was created by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to receive the graves from a number of civil and cantonment cemeteries scattered through the north of Pakistan and the tribal areas, where their permanent maintenance was not possible.

Karachi War Cemetery lies a few miles from the centre of Karachi , to the north-east on National Stadium Road and can be reached by taxi. It is now surrounded by the naval colony and is adjacent to the new naval cemetery. The easiest way to reach the War Cemetery from the city centre is to go the the National Stadium and follow the road leading to Dalmia in which the airport is situated. From the airport follow the reverse road from Dalmia to the National Stadium and the Cemetery is situated to the left hand side of National Stadium Road . Owing to constant problems the direction signs have been removed but attempts will be made at resiting them The Memorial is located at the rear of the cemetery opposite the entrance feature. The names commemorated on the memorial are of those who served in garrisons and died in Pakistan (formerly India ) during the 1914-1918 War and who lie buried in civil and cantonment cemeteries (excluding those graves lying west of the river Indus ).

[Courtesy of Commonwealth War Graves Commission]


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