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Hull Northern Cemetery

  • Country United Kingdom
  • Total identified casualties 423 Find these casualties
  • Region Yorkshire
  • Identified casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 53.76646, Longitude: -0.37321

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Location information

Hull Northern Cemetery is situated on the road to Cottingham, the main entrance being on the corner of Chanterlands Avenue.

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History information

Hull, the third largest port in the United Kingdom, was subjected to many heavy air raids throughout the Second World War, although the Humber was strongly defended by heavy anti-aircraft guns, by barrage balloons, and by ships of the home fleet.

Hull Northern Cemetery contains 279 Second World War burials, most of them scattered but about 50 of them forming a war plot in Compartments 200,201 and 202. There are also 69 scattered First World War burials.

There is also a Screen Wall constructed of Portland stone. It has six panels (three on either side) and includes the names of 56 casualties who were cremated at Hedon Road Crematorium and a central panel commemorating servicemen buried in this cemetery whose graves could not be marked.

In addition, the screen wall commemorates 29 casualties buried in Hull (Holy Trinity, Hessle Road) Cemetery and 28 buried in Hull General Cemetery, where graves could no longer be maintained. There are also special memorial headstones to 7 casualties buried in Sculcoates (Sacristy) Cemetery.

Including these commemorations, the Commission's commitment in this site is 298 casualties of the Second World War, including 2 unidentified sailors of the Royal Navy and 114 casualties of First World War.

There are also 12 German, 1 Italian and 4 non-war Service burials here.