The Digboi War Cemetery was built to bury the soldiers who died during the Second World War. North-eastern India under the British rule was the operational area for the Burma Campaign. Since Digboi is close to the Burmese border, a temporary Military hospital was built in the town from where bodies of the dead were sent for burial in the War Cemetery, started for the purpose.
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There are about 200 burials in the Digboi War Cemetery at present and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. At the beginning there were 70 burials, however more graves from the burial grounds of Panitola, Tinsukia, Margherita, Jorhat and Ledo were added here for better maintenance by the Army Graves Service.
The well-maintained cemetery takes tourists back to the years of Second World War. The graves were shifted to the present location ensuing natural calamities like earthquakes, landslides owing to heavy rains etc in the 1950s. The present location was chosen such that erosion wouldn’t damage the landscape.