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Northampton (Towcester Road) Cemetery

  • Country United Kingdom
  • Total identified casualties 138 Find these casualties
  • Region Northamptonshire
  • Casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 52.2177, Longitude: -0.91116

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. Northampton (Towcester Road) Cemetery contains 116 First World War burials and 17 from the Second World War, most of which form a combined war graves plot to the left of the chapel. The cemetery also contains five non-war service burials and three Czech war graves.