BROCKENHURST (ST. NICHOLAS) CHURCHYARD

Country United Kingdom
Region Hampshire
Total identified casualties 109 Find these records
Casualties from First & Second World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.8144
Longitude: -1.56791

History Information

Due to its proximity to the port of Southampton, its railway connections and an abundance of large houses in the area, Brockenhurst was chosen in 1915 by the War Office to become a hospital centre. Initially, Lady Hardinge's Hospital (named after the wife of the Viceroy of India) for the Indian troops of the Lahore and Meerut Divisions was established south of the village. This was then replaced by No.1 New Zealand General Hospital in June 1916, after the Indian Divisions were replaced by ANZAC troops. The New Zealand Hospital remained at Brockenhurst until closed early in 1919. The churchyard contains 106 graves of the First War, of which one hundred are in the New Zealand plot. In addition to the 93 New Zealand graves, there are also three Indian and three unidentified Belgian civilians (employed at the Sopley Forestry camp). On the East side of the New Zealand plot is memorial incorporating a Cross.

NEARBY CWGC CEMETERIES & Memorials

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Location: United Kingdom, Hampshire

Number of casualties: 25

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Location: United Kingdom, Hampshire

Number of casualties: 19

LYNDHURST CEMETERY, HAMPSHIRE

Location: United Kingdom, Hampshire

Number of casualties: 7