The Sangro River War Cemetery contains 2617 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. The site of this cemetery was selected by the 5th Corps and into it were brought the graves of men who had died in the fierce fighting on the Adriatic sector of the front in November-December 1943, and during the static period that followed. In addition, the cemetery contains the graves of a number of escaped prisoners of war who died while trying to reach the Allied lines. Within the cemetery will be found the Sangro River Cremation Memorial, which commemorates more than 500 servicemen of the Indian Army whose remains were cremated in accordance with their faith. It is one of three memorials erected in Italy to officers and men of the Indian armed forces; the other two cremation memorials are in Forli Indian Army War Cemetery and Rimini Gurkha War Cemetery.