Country United Kingdom
Region Surrey
Total identified casualties 5626 Find these records
Casualties from First & Second World War

We regret to inform you that we are unable to offer tours at Brookwood on the afternoon of Sunday 24 September. Tours will resume on Monday 25 Sept.

Located 30 miles from London in Surrey, Brookwood Military Cemetery is the largest CWGC cemetery in the United Kingdom. The cemetery contains the graves of more than 1,600 servicemen of the British Empire in the First World War and over 3,470 from the Second World War.

Brookwood Military Cemetery lies adjacent to Brookwood Cemetery (The London Necropolis), a vast space which covers 500 acres. In 1917, an area to the north of the cemetery was set aside as Brookwood Military Cemetery for men and women of Commonwealth forces who died, many of battle wounds, in the London district. This site was further extended to accommodate Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War.

key features

  • Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey is the largest CWGC cemetery in the UK
  • The cemetery lies adjacent to Brookwood Cemetery (The London Necropolis), a vast space which covers 500 acres
  • The cemetery shares many of its architectural and horticultural features with other Commission cemeteries, particularly those in France and Belgium
  • There is a large Royal Air Forces section in the cemetery and the Air Forces shelter building nearby has a register of the names of those buried in the section
  • The Canadian Records building stands at the entrance to the cemetery. It was designed by Sir Edward Maufe

History

Those buried and commemorated here represent all branches of service and all six of the Commission’s member governments.

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Visit

Brookwood Military Cemetery is open every day. It lies adjacent to Brookwood Cemetery.

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