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Name George Taylor
Nick Name  
Last Known Address Balmoral Terrace, Sunderland.
Family Circumstances Single son of Alfred and Margaret Taylor.

Unit of Service Royal Army Ordnance Corp.
Number and Rank 22879366. Private
Date & Place of Death 3rd Novemeber 1954 Aged 21.
Grave Location
(if known)
Moascar Cemetary, Egypt.
Where Commemorated
(if known)
The Memorial Wall, Burdon Road, Sunderland.



Details of any Medals, conflict, training or operations which the deceased had participated in during service.

George was serving in Egypt when he died in tragic circumstances.

Other general information. online links, images etc.

George died when his truck went into the Sweetwater Canal.

Georeg was due for demobilisation in the following January.


Below: George in Uniform.


A more Casual George.


Below: George's birth certificate.



Below: George's Headstone. This was taken from a book about Grangetown.


Below Moascar Cemetary Egypt.


Identified War Casualties: 474


Location Information

Moascar War Cemetery is situated just off the main Ismailia-Cairo road, 10 kilometres by road from Ismailia. The cemetery is contained within an army camp, 3 kilometres along Treaty Road, and the cemetery is open from 07.30 to 14.30 Saturday to Thursday, excluding Public Holidays.

Visiting Information

Access to the cemetery is by security pass only issued by the Egyptian Military Authority. Applications can be made via the Defence Section at the British Embassy in Cairo. Visitors are required to provide full details as requested, upon which the Embassy will facilitate the access request. This application should be made at least 10 working days in advance of the proposed visit as it can take some time for the pass to be issued. The address of the Embassy is:-

Administration Officer
Defence Section
British Embassy
7 Ahmed Ragheb Street
Garden City

E-mail: Catherine.Brand@fco.gov.uk
Tel: 002 02 2791 6098
Fax: 002 02 2791 6056

Office Hours:-
Sun/Mon/Tues/Wed: 05.00 - 12.30 GMT
Thursday: 05.00 - 11.00 GMT

Wheelchair access to the cemetery is possible via main entrance. For further information and enquiries please contact maoffice@cwgc.org

Historical Information

Moascar was the name given to the military camp near the town of Ismailia. The desert cemetery was started at Moascar by the military authorities for the burial of war casualties, mainly from the Canal Zone. After the war, further graves were moved into the cemetery from a number of burial grounds in the vicinity where permanent maintenance was not possible.

The cemetery continued to be used, between the end of the war and the evacuation of Commonwealth forces in Egypt, for the burial of servicemen garrisoned in the area, their dependents and members of civilian organisations attached to the garrison.

The cemetery now contains 475 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 495 non war graves and 19 war graves of other nationalities.















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