Renovation of war graves plot at Trowbridge Cemetery
19 December 2012
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has completed a full
renovation of the war graves plot at Trowbridge Cemetery,
The plot, which contains 19 burials from the two world wars, was
completely re-turfed, with new headstone borders also dug and
The CWGC worked with Wiltshire Council to ensure that the work
was completed as quickly and efficiently as possible, with no
disturbance to any planned services or burials at the
Wiltshire Council described the renovation as a lovely tribute
to the people from the Trowbridge area who gave their lives in the
two world wars.
The work - which was part of a bigger project following a
general inspection in 2011 of all CWGC sites in the United Kingdom
- was completed within two days.
Trowbridge Cemetery will also receive a CWGC sign that indicates
that there are Commonwealth war graves within the cemetery.
The sign at Trowbridge is one of a number being put up by the
CWGC as part of a project to highlight lesser-known
sites containing war graves.