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Falmouth Cemetery, Cornwall

  • Country United Kingdom
  • Total identified casualties 179 Find these casualties
  • Region Cornwall
  • Identified casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.14586, Longitude: -5.07612

History information

Falmouth became a drifter base in January 1915 and in 1918, a centre for ship repairs. Falmouth Cemetery contains 87 First World War burials, including those of two unidentified firemen from the S.S. "Clan Cumming", attacked by German submarine in the English Channel on 5 November 1917, with the loss of 13 lives.

During the Second World War, Falmouth was a significant naval base and Royal Navy Air Station. There was also a military hospital in the town. A war graves plot contains 74 of the 111 Second World War burials within Falmouth Cemetery, the rest are scattered. Lying apart at the southernmost tip of the plot are five graves containing the remains of 27 unidentified sailors who died in the bombing of H.M.S. "Registan" on 27 May 1941. A further 4 are the graves of unidentified seamen of the Merchant Navy.

There are 4 burials of mechant seamen whose deaths were not due to war service.

There are also 13 war graves of other nationalities within the cemetery.