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GLOUCESTER OLD CEMETERY

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Country:
United Kingdom
Locality:
Gloucestershire
Identified Casualties:
254

Location Information

GLOUCESTER CEMETERY, belonging to the Corporation, is on the Painswick road. It was opened in 1857, and now covers 35 acres.

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.

Gloucester Old Cemetery, which is in two distinct parts, contains burials of both wars.

All but a few of the 158 First World War graves are in the original ground, 81 of them in a war graves plot.

Of the 94 Second World War burials, 60 form a separate war graves plot known as 'B' ground.

There are also 10 non World War service burials and 7 Foreign National burials here.

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