Walton-on-the-Naze (All Saints) Churchyard Extension

During the First World War, Harwich Harbour was a hub for Royal Navy ships on the east coast, and a Voluntary Aid Detachment convalescent home was established in Walton-on-the-Naze. Today the idyllic Walton-on-the-Naze (All Saints) Churchyard Extension contains 21 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. Many of the graves here are marked with Admiralty crosses.

Walton-on-the-Naze

Situated on the North Sea coast in the county of Essex, Walton-on-the-Naze (All Saints) Churchyard Extension contains 21 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, including 17 sailors and one Marine from H.M.S. Conquest, all of whom died in March 1916 when the cutter from the ship was caught in a freak snow squall in Harwich harbour. There are also two special memorials here commemorating Lance Corporal Thomas Burgess Tingay of the Royal Engineers, and Serjeant William Swift Wade of the West Yorkshire Regiment. The special memorials were erected in the 1970s as their actual graves were found to be unmaintainable by the Commission.

Find the casualties commemorated here

Visit Walton-on-the-Naze (All Saints) Churchyard Extension

The churchyard is open to the public at all times. Public parking is available a short walk away at Mill Lane Car Park.

Before visiting we recommend you consult the website of the Parish Church.

Parish Church Website

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