BRIGHTON (DOWNS) CREMATORIUM

Country United Kingdom
Region Sussex
Total identified casualties 29 Find these records
Casualties from Second World War

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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