Discover if your ancestors served with the British Army in Cyprus and died during the Cyprus Emergency of 1955-1960. Search through our 457 records to find your relative’s rank, regiment, age, how he died and where he is buried.

Each record includes an original transcript. The amount of information listed varies, but the Cyprus Emergency Deaths records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:

  • Name
  • Soldier Number
  • Rank
  • Regiment
  • Battalion
  • Attached Regiment
  • Place of Service
  • Age
  • Year of Birth
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Family Details
  • Year of Death
  • Date of Event
  • Event Place
  • Event
  • Awards
  • Buried or Commemorated
  • Burial of Commemoration Ref
  • Burial Plot

Discover More about Cyprus Emergency Deaths 1955-1960

The Cyprus Emergency lasted from 1955-1960, up to 25,000 troops were involved in the conflict, at a time when Greek Cypriots wanted to be united with Greece, a concept called Enosis. A military campaign by EOKA (Ethniki Prganosis Kyprion Agoniston – the National Organisation of Cypriot Fighters), a Greek Cypriot nationalist paramilitary group, started in April 1955 to try to terminate British rule in Cyprus and create a union with Greece. Much of the conflict occurred around the capital city of Nacosia.

The conflict ended in 1959 with the Zurich/London Agreements, which ended British rule in Cyprus and a new Republic of Cyprus was created in 1960. Cyprus became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations in 1961.