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Rededication service held at Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery

05 November 2012

A rededication service was held on Sunday 4 November at Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery, London.

The service which was arranged by Southwark Council, in conjunction with the Royal British Legion, started at the chapel before moving on to the First World War graves for the rededication ceremony and the placing of wreaths.

The ceremony was attended by representatives from our Australian and Canadian offices as well as Barry Murphy our UK Area Director and Jeff Cavell our London Regional Supervisor.

The service marked the end of a complete renovation and reinstatement of the cemetery's 14-18 plot.

The plot contains the graves of 267 First World War casualties. It has not been possible to mark the graves individually, with the casualties commemorated instead, by name, on a screen wall inside the main entrance to the cemetery.

Director of UK Area, Barry Murphy, said: "The work completed at Nunhead is the single largest restorative project involving a WW1 burial site ever undertaken within the United Kingdom."

This project marks part of a wider on-going renovation programme within the cemetery, including the installation of full horticultural features in both the Canadian and Australian plots.