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NEWTON ABBOT CEMETERY

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Country:
United Kingdom
Locality:
Devon
Identified Casualties:
45
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
-3.62007
Latitude:
50.52005

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.

Newton Abbot Cemetery contains 11 First World War burials. Most of the 34 burials from the Second World War form a continuous row in Section B. There are also two non-war service graves within the cemetery.