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  • Country United Kingdom
  • Total identified casualties 15 Find these casualties
  • Region Yorkshire
  • Casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 53.92734, Longitude: -0.77875

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. Pocklington Burial Ground contains the graves of 12 Second World War servicemen, 11 of them airmen, most of whom were stationed at Pocklington R.A.F. Aerodrome or the nearby satelitte station at melbourne. There are also three burials of the First World War.