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WICK CEMETERY

  • Country United Kingdom
  • Total identified casualties 145 Find these casualties
  • Region Caithness-shire
  • Casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 58.43243, Longitude: -3.09472

Location information

Wick cemetery is to the south of the centre of Wick. The entrance is directly on the A99, the main route into the town from the direction of Inverness, opposite a retail park.

Visiting information

The CWGC graves are in the older section surrounded by a high wall.

History information

The cemetery belongs to the Wick Cemetery Joint Committee (representing the Town Council and the District Council of the Landward area of the Parish). It contains burials of both wars; approximately 100 of which are in a special 1939-1945 War Plot in which a granite Cross of Sacrifice has been erected against the granite boundary wall and the rest in various parts of the cemetery.

During the Second World War, there was a Royal Air Force station at Wick, while at Watten, about 7 miles to the north-west, there was a prisoner-of-war camp.

There are 29 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-18 war here. There are a further 134 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-45 war, including 21 unidentified sailors of the Royal Navy and 1 unidentified airman of the R.A.F. There are 3 Polish war burials and 1 non-war Service burial here.