Located about 10km to the south-western of Nairobi CBD, the War Cemetery is a tranquil final resting place for the Commonwealth War heroes. Established in 1941, the cemetery offers an opportunity for a reflective browse amongst these immaculately kept graves. To give some context, Nairobi was the headquarters of the East African Force and the base for the conquest of Jubaland and Italian Somaliland during the Second World War. It is in this cemetery that 1,941 war soldiers, mostly African are buried. 11 of the rest are unidentified and there are also 76 non-war burials and one French grave.