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LONGBENTON (BENTON) CEMETERY

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Country:
United Kingdom
Locality:
Northumberland
Identified Casualties:
41
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
-1.57013
Latitude:
55.01507

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.

Longbenton (Benton) Cemetery contains 19 burials of the First World War, six of them (together with one non-war service burial) forming a special plot. The Second World War burials number 22.