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GEORGE CEMETERY

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Country:
South Africa
Locality:
Western Cape
Identified Casualties:
16
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
22.46856
Latitude:
-33.96323

Location Information

George is about 40 kilometres from Mossel Bay. From the N2 travel on York Street (the main street), turn right into Hibernia Street and the cemetery is at the intersection with Memoriam Street, with the entrance in Memoriam Street.

Visiting Information

The Commonwealth war graves are scattered throughout the cemetery and it is advisable to consult the Secretary, CWGC South African Agency about the positions of the graves.

Historical Information

During the Second World War, No.61 Air School of the Empire Air Training Scheme operated from George Aerodrome and a number of deaths resulted from flying accidents.

George Cemetery contains 16 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.