BRIGHTON (DOWNS) CREMATORIUM

Country United Kingdom
Region Sussex
Total identified casualties 29 Find these records
Casualties from Second World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.83595
Longitude: -0.11081

Location Information

The Downs Crematorium, on the northern boundary of the Brighton and Preston Cemetery, has a separate entrance on the northern side in Bear Road.


Visiting Information

The Cremation Memorial is a screen wall in the Garden of Rest on a site to the left of the entrance near the main drive. The names are inscribed on three panels on a Portland stone wall which stands in a semi-circular grass plot in the rose garden, enclosed by a beech hedge. Above the names is the superscription; 1939-1945 THESE MEMBERS OF HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY AND WERE CREMATED HERE.

History Information

During the 1939-1945 War 29 Service men and women were cremated at the Downs Crematorium. They include 4 sailors, 14 men and women of the Army and 9 men and women of the Air Force, all belonging to the forces of the United Kingdom, 1 man of the Merchant Navy and 1 airman belonging to the Royal Australian Air Force.

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