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HIGH WYCOMBE CEMETERY

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Country:
United Kingdom
Locality:
Buckinghamshire
Identified Casualties:
108
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
-0.74752
Latitude:
51.63542

Historical Information

During the two world wars, the United Kingdom became an island fortress used for training troops and launching land, sea and air operations around the globe. There are more than 170,000 Commonwealth war graves in the United Kingdom, many being those of servicemen and women killed on active service, or who later succumbed to wounds. Others died in training accidents, or because of sickness or disease. The graves, many of them privately owned and marked by private memorials, will be found in more than 12,000 cemeteries and churchyards.

High Wycombe Cemetery contains burials of both wars, the 48 First World War graves being scattered throughout the cemetery.

The plot set aside for service burials during the Second World War was little used, but there is a small group of 10 graves in this part of the cemetery. The rest of the 59 Second World War burials are scattered.