Skopje was captured by the Bulgarians in October 1915 and re-entered by French cavalry at the end of September 1918. Skopje British Cemetery was created after the Armistice when burials were gathered together from Kumanovo British Cemetery, Prilep French Military Cemetery, Veles British and French Military Cemeteries and other burial grounds. The great majority of those who died were men of the RASC (MT), who died of influenza after the Armistice with Bulgaria. There are now 124 Commonwealth servicemen buried or commemorated in this cemetery which is set among houses about an hour from the city centre.
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