Brookwood Military Cemetery
|Brookwood Military Cemetery|
|Owned by:||Commonwealth War Graves Commission|
|Website:||Brookwood Military Cemetery|
Brookwood Military Cemetery is part of Brookwood Cemetery, a burial ground in Brookwood, Surrey, England. Brookwood Cemetery is the largest cemetery in the United Kingdom and one of the largest in western Europe.
Brookwood Cemetery,also known as the London Necropolis, was established in 1852 to house London's deceased, since the capital was finding it difficult to accommodate its increasing population, both of living and dead. By 1854, Brookwood was the largest cemetery in the world (it is no longer). Over 240,000 people have been buried there.
A military cemetery was added to Brookwood in 1917 and contains some of the dead from World War I and World War II. A military memorial was built in 1958. Memorialised here too is Edward the Martyr, King of England, whose relics are kept nearby in St Edward the Martyr Orthodox Church.
Brookwood Military Cemetery covers about 37 acres (150,000 m2) is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom. The land was set aside during World War I to provide a burial site for men and women of Commonwealth and American armed forces who died in the United Kingdom of wounds. It now contains 1,601 Commonwealth burials from World War I and 3,476 from World War II. Within this, there is a particularly large Canadian section, which includes 43 men who died of wounds following the Dieppe Raid in August 1942. Two dozen Muslim dead were transferred here in 1968 from the Muslim Burial Ground, Horsell Common. The cemetery also has 786 non-Commonwealth war graves, including 28 unidentified French. It also contains Polish, Czech, Belgian and Italian sections.
The United Kingdom 1914-1918 Memorial stands at the north-eastern end of the 1914-1918 Plot.
The Brookwood Memorial stands at the southern end of the Canadian section of the cemetery and commemorates 3,500 Commonwealth men and women who died during the Second World War and have no known grave. This includes commandos killed in the Dieppe Raid and St Nazaire Raids; and Special Operations Executive personnel who died in occupied Europe.
The nearby Brookwood (Russia) Memorial was erected in 1983 and commemorates forces of the British Commonwealth who died in Russia in World War I and World War II.
Brookwood is 30 miles from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322). The main entrance to Brookwood Military Cemetery is on the A324 from the village of Pirbright. There is a direct train service from Waterloo to Brookwood Station from which there is an entrance to the cemetery.
"We Rest Here"
The following members of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals are buried here.
The following members of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals are commemorated here.
|Engraved Name||Service Number||Rank and Name||Grave Location|
|L26023||Sigmn AK Adams||Panel 23. Column 3.|
|-||Lt R Byerly||Panel 23. Column 3.|
|D24230||Sigmn GE Hilt||Panel 23. Column 3|
|P40277||Sigmn KL Marsh||Panel 23. Column 3.|
|B31016||L/Sgt RCS Upton||Panel 23. Column 3.|