VISIT

Brookwood Military Cemetery is open every day except Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Opening hours are 8:00 to sunset on weekdays and 9:00 to sunset at weekends. It lies adjacent to Brookwood Cemetery.

Location

Brookwood is 30 miles from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322). The main entrance to Brookwood Military Cemetery is on the A324 from the village of Pirbright. There is a direct train service from Waterloo to Brookwood Station from which there is an entrance to the cemetery. The postcode for Brookwood is GU24 0JB.

Visiting Information

It is the Commission's policy not to allow additional items, such as vases, to be placed in the headstone borders of Commission plots. Please be advised that additional items which have been placed on graves, such as stone vases, have been removed by Commission staff to storage and can be collected by relatives. Contact the office or a member of staff in the grounds (Monday to Fridays) for assistance in collection.

Floral tributes and Remembrance Crosses can be left and will be removed by our staff after a time.

The Commission is prepared to allow the placing of cut flowers in a vase on new graves within the Military Annex subject to certain provisions.
New graves are considered those in respect of burials that have taken place within the last three years. At the end of this period each case will be reviewed and allowed to continue for a further two years if the family is still placing floral tributes on a regular basis. After five years, the traditional uniformity of the military cemetery will be restored by the removal of the vase.

The request must be made by the next of kin and the cut flowers must be placed in a vase provided by the CWGC to ensure uniformity and easy replacement should one be broken during maintenance. The vases, which are free of charge, are available from staff on site and will be placed by them on behalf of the next of kin. If you have any questions, please contact Enquiries on 01628 634221 or email enquiries@cwgc.org

 


Events

Events

CWGC sites around the world host an array of events from open days and exhibitions to commemoration and rededication services throughout the year. 

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