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Brookwood Cemetery – The Nurses of Brookwood

Tucked away beneath these trees and bushes, this is the Brookwood Nurses’ Plot.

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Brookwood Cemetery – The Victoria Cross Holders

Brookwood Cemetery is vast.  Not the military cemetery, which, at 37 acres, is big enough, but the civil cemetery, a small part of which you can see above. 

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Brookwood Cemetery – The Turkish Air Cemetery

Who knew that there was a Turkish Second World War burial ground down here in leafy Surrey? 

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Brookwood Military Cemetery – The Muslim Burials

Tucked away in the very north eastern corner of Brookwood Military Cemetery there’s a small plot of twenty four headstones, officially entitled Plot 2A, that we have visited once before, although some years back now.

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Brookwood Military Cemetery – The Non-Commonwealth Nations

I’m afraid to say that I fibbed last post.  I did mention that we would see what’s what in the civil cemetery this time, but it subsequently occurred to me that I could show you some of the less well-known … Continue reading

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Brookwood Military Cemetery – The Memorials, Past & Present

We shall start the New Year with the first in a series of posts about Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey and the adjoining, and much smaller – a mere 37 acres – Brookwood Military Cemetery, which is where we begin.

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Christmas 2023 – Bonne Santé

A Christmas card for Christmas day.  Journée du Poilu – literally, Poilu’s Day.  The poilu on the left on this postcard is living up to his name, poilu meaning ‘hairy’. 

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