Beersheba War Cemetery, containing 1,241 Commonwealth burials of the Great War, 67 of them unidentified.

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Commonwealth War Cemetery

The Negev

This dignified WWI cemetery, its gardens and grave markers neatly tended, is the final resting place of 1241 Commonwealth soldiers, including 174 Australians, 31 New Zealanders and 67 men whose remains were never identified.

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Nearby The Negev attractions

1. Turkish Railway Station

0.08 MILES

Built in 1915, the train station compound now houses a fascinating photo exhibit on Ottoman- and Mandate-era Be'er Sheva, including the town's capture by…

2. Negev Artists’ House


This grand Mandate-era villa (1933) is now a four-room gallery featuring compelling works by artists from the Negev.

4. Be'er Avraham


According to the Bible, Be'er Sheva is where God appeared to Abraham (Genesis 26:23–25) and where Abraham made his covenant with Avimelech (Genesis 21:25…

5. Tel Be’er Sheva

3.42 MILES

Declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 2005 (along with two other ancient cities in the Galilee, Hatzor and Megiddo), Tel Be'er Sheva was an important…

6. Israeli Air Force Museum

4.92 MILES

Parked on the tarmac, about 120 historic aircraft – including a Spitfire used in the 1948 war, captured Syrian and Iraqi MiGs, fighter jets and attack…

7. Sidreh – Lakiya Negev Weaving

7.46 MILES

Established in 1991 to provide income for Bedouin women and to preserve traditional wool spinning and hand-loom weaving techniques, this social enterprise…

8. Museum of Bedouin Culture

10.46 MILES

A good introduction to Bedouin life in the Negev. Exhibits include traditional clothes, household utensils, carpets, tools and jewellery as well as…