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WICK CEMETERY

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Country:
United Kingdom
Locality:
Caithness-shire
Identified Casualties:
142
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
-3.09472
Latitude:
58.43243

Historical Information

The cemetery belongs to the Wick Cemetery Joint Committee (representing the Town Council and the District Council of the Landward area of the Parish). It contains burials of both wars; approximately 100 of which are in a special 1939-1945 War Plot in which a granite Cross of Sacrifice has been erected against the granite boundary wall and the rest in various parts of the cemetery.

During the Second World War, there was a Royal Air Force station at Wick, while at Watten, about 7 miles to the north-west, there was a prisoner-of-war camp.

There are 29 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-18 war here. There are a further 134 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-45 war, including 21 unidentified sailors of the Royal Navy and 1 unidentified airman of the R.A.F. There are 3 Polish war burials and 1 non-war Service burial here.