SHREWSBURY GENERAL CEMETERY

Country United Kingdom
Region Shropshire
Total identified casualties 274 Find these records
Casualties from First & Second World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 52.69674
Longitude: -2.76274

History Information

There were military hospitals in Shrewsbury and the surrounding area during both wars. The 125 burials from the First World War are scattered throughout the old part of Shrewsbury General Cemetery with a large group towards the eastern end but there is a war graves plot in the newer part which contains more than half of the 94 Second World War burials. The rest are scattered. The cemetery also contains 53 war graves of other nationalties, mostly German and Italian. There were a number of prisoner of war camps in the area, including one at Shelton Road, Shrewsbury.

NEARBY CWGC CEMETERIES & Memorials

SHELTON AND OXON (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD

Location: United Kingdom, Shropshire

Number of casualties: 3

ANNSCROFT (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD

Location: United Kingdom, Shropshire

Number of casualties: 2

GREAT HANWOOD (ST. THOMAS) CHURCHYARD

Location: United Kingdom, Shropshire

Number of casualties: 1