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William Shakespeare’s Grave is in Jerusalem

William Shakespeare – Where is his Grave?

Much as Harry Potter was interred in Ramla, Israel, IsraelandYou has now discovered that William Shakespeare is actually buried in the British Cemetery in Jerusalem, Israel. No, this is not the famous bard, but another William Shakespeare, a poor 41-year-old driver in the British Royal Army Service Corps who was killed in their war against the Ottoman Empire in Palestine. William Shakespeare’s sacrifice changed the face of the Middle East forever.

William Shakespeare's Grave in Jerusalem
William Shakespeare’s Grave in Jerusalem

Jerusalem British War Cemetery

The Jerusalem War Cemetery was created for British and Commonwealth casualties (United Kingdom, Australian, New Zealand, the Cape and several German and Turkish prisoners) of the Great War (World War I). It can be found on Churchill Blvd near the entrance to the Hebrew University on the north end of the Mount of Olives just west of Mount Scopus. Altogether there are 2,515 military burials in the cemetery, 100 of them unidentified. The British Chapel and Memorial are at the peak of the cemetery grounds, while the Australian Memorial is opposite the cemetery entrance.

 

There is no entrance fee. The cemetery may be visited at any time and is permanently open. Wheelchair access is available by way of an alternative entrance.

There is a small Jewish Section, near Plot “N”.

The Jewish Section of the British Military Cemetery in Jerusalem
The Jewish Section of the British Military Cemetery in Jerusalem

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