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GRAYSHOTT (ST. JOSEPH) ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHYARD

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Country:
United Kingdom
Locality:
Hampshire
Identified Casualties:
95

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.

From the autumn of 1915, to October 1919, a Canadian Training Centre was placed in the open country on both sides of the Portsmouth road, between the turnings to Grayshott and to Bramshot. The soldiers who died in No. 12 Canadian General Hospital, which served the camp, were buried in Bramshott Churchyard or (in case of the Roman Catholic soldiers) in the Churchyard of St. Joseph's Church, at Grayshott.

The churchyard now contains the graves of 95 Canadian servicemen of the First World War.