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Tynemouth Preston Cemetery - War Graves Week Tours

Tynemouth Preston Cemetery

War Graves Week is an initiative aimed at encouraging people from the local community to come together and discover the World War heritage on their doorstep – learning about the stories of those commemorated by the CWGC and the skills, dedication and expertise of those CWGC staff and volunteers who work to keep their memory alive.

MEETING POINT at the First World War plot.

Enter the cemetery via the main gates on Walton Avenue, follow the road straight across the roundabout and keep following the road until you reach the main War Grave Plot.

Most of the 152 First World War burials in Tynemouth (Preston) Cemetery are distributed throughout the cemetery, but there is a small war graves plot in the north-western part. Opposite this is a plot containing most of the 223 Second World War burials. This total includes 26 men of H.M.S."Patia", sunk off the coast of Northumberland following an air attack in April 1941. The rest of the war graves are scattered throughout the cemetery. 5 of the Second World War burials are unidentified sailors of the Royal Navy. There is also 1 French Navy war burial and 5 non-war service burials here.

Cars can be parked on the side of the road near the First World War plot. The tour involves walking around a half mile route that has no shelter, please dress appropriately for the weather and wear suitable footwear.

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