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Longbenton (Benton) Cemetery

  • Country United Kingdom
  • Total identified casualties 41 Find these casualties
  • Region Northumberland
  • Identified casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 55.01507, Longitude: -1.57013

Please note

This site has a drainage stream/soakaway running through it. The sides of this drain are steep. Visitors are advised to keep to the footpaths and use the bridge provided to cross.

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.

Longbenton (Benton) Cemetery contains 19 burials of the First World War, six of them (together with one non-war service burial) forming a special plot. The Second World War burials number 22.