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  • Country United Kingdom
  • Total identified casualties 28 Find these casualties
  • Region Cornwall
  • Casualties from Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.41701, Longitude: -5.03725

History information

During the two world wars, the United Kingdom became an island fortress used for training troops and launching land, sea and air operations around the globe. There are more than 170,000 Commonwealth war graves in the United Kingdom, many being those of servicemen and women killed on active service, or who later succumbed to wounds. Others died in training accidents, or because of sickness or disease. The graves, many of them privately owned and marked by private memorials, will be found in more than 12,000 cemeteries and churchyards. Newquay (Fairpark) Cemetery contains 33 Second World War burials. Of these, 20 are together in a group of 23, the remaining three being the graves of ex-servicemen who were buried in the war graves group, although their deaths were not due to war service. Seven unidentified men of the Merchant Navy are also buried in this cemetery.