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Greenwich Cemetery

  • Country United Kingdom
  • Total identified casualties 715 Find these casualties
  • Region London
  • Identified casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 51.46799, Longitude: 0.05247

Visiting information

Please note, Greenwich Borough Council have designated some of the wider civil Plots containing scattered war burials as “Cemetery Grass Conservation Areas” to aid wildlife. As a result, during the summer months these areas are deliberately left with long grass.

History information

Greenwich Cemetery contains 561 First World War burials. More than half of these graves are scattered throughout the cemetery, but 263 form a large war graves plot known as 'Heroes' Corner'. Here, two curved screen walls bear the names of casualties buried both in the plot and in unmarked graves in the cemetery. A small group of 24 Commonwealth war graves can be found in the front corner of Section Z.

The Second World War plot adjoins and contains 75 graves. An additional screen wall (designed by Ralph Hobday) commemorates casualties buried in this plot and ten others buried in unmarked graves elsewhere in the cemetery. In all, the cemetery contains 124 Second World War burials, 3 of which are unidentified British soldiers.

Section E contains a plot of 30 Norwegian service graves from the Second World War.