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Harwell Cemetery

  • Country United Kingdom
  • Total identified casualties 67 Find these casualties
  • Region Berkshire
  • Identified casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 51.59852, Longitude: -1.28859

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. Harwell Cemetery contains 66 Second World War burials, most of them forming a war graves plot, the majority of them made from the Royal Air Force Station at Harwell. There is also one First World War burial in the cemetery, and one non-war service grave.