The War Graves of Plymouth


Back in May 2012 I told you about an afternoon spent exploring three vast cemeteries in the city of Plymouth that between them contain nearly 1500 First World War burials and more than 850 from the Second World War.  Plymouth was an important naval base in both wars and the area was littered with military establishments, including several naval and military hospitals.  The city cemeteries are scattered with the graves of hundreds of men, many from the Royal and Merchant Navies, who died locally, as well as hundreds more from almost every nation that fought under the British flag; these are the graves of men who received their wounds on the battlefields of France and Flanders, or perhaps even further afield, and who survived long enough to make it back to Blighty only to die, in many cases, still so far from home.

At the time I mentioned that at some future point I would get round to posting the photographs taken that day, and you will find, if you click the link below, that I finally have:

Weston Mill Cemetery

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