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Ocracoke Island (British) Cemetery

  • Country United States of America
  • Total identified casualties 2 Find these casualties
  • Region North Carolina
  • Identified casualties from Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 35.11686, Longitude: -75.98089

Please note

The cemetery sustained damage during Hurricane Dorian in August 2019 and CWGC has now inspecting the site. Repairs are planned to take place once the state of emergency has been lifted in the area.

History information

This cemetery contains the graves of four Commonwealth sailors (two of them unidentified) who died when the armed trawler H.M. Trawler Bedfordshire was torpedoed in May 1942.

A perpetual lease for this tiny site was granted by the North Carolina State Property Office in 1976, making it probably the smallest Commission cemetery in the world. The cemetery is maintained on the Commission's behalf by the US Coastguard.