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HOVE NEW CEMETERY

  • Country United Kingdom
  • Total identified casualties 67 Find these casualties
  • Region Sussex
  • Casualties from Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.83837, Longitude: -0.19487

Location information

The new cemetery (also known as Hove Cemetery North) is situated on the northern side of Old Shoreham Road, about two miles west of the station, north of the railway line. The old cemetery (also known simply as Hove Cemetery), lies on the south side of Old Shoreham Road.

History information

During the early months of the 1939-1945 War a piece of land in Block 1 on the eastern boundary was set aside by the Borough Council for service war burials. This became the War Graves Plot and contains 37 war graves, the remainder being scattered elsewhere. The total number of 1939-1945 War burials is 67. They include 13 sailors, 29 soldiers and 24 airmen, all belonging to the forces of the United Kingdom, and one airman belonging to the Royal Canadian Air Force. Just within the entrance to the War Graves Plot stands the Cross of Sacrifice, facing a broad pathway leading to an oak seat within a recess. The graves are grouped on either side of this central path in a wide expanse of lawn.