CWGC: Brookwood Military Cemetery
With over 5,000 Commonwealth and almost 800 war graves of other nationalities, Brookwood Military Cemetery is the largest CWGC cemetery in the United Kingdom, covering approximately 37 acres. You can find the graves of men and women from across the Commonwealth, as well as French, Czechoslovak, Italian, Belgian, Polish and American war graves.
The military cemetery was established as the First World War drew to a close and then extended for the burial of Second World War service personnel. This site shares many of its architectural and horticultural features with CWGC sites elsewhere, in particular those familiar from our war cemeteries in France and Belgium.
In 1917, an area of land in Brookwood Cemetery (The London Necropolis) was set aside for the burial of men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth and Americans, who had died, many of battle wounds, in the London district.
This site was further extended to accommodate the Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War. The Canadian Records building, which was a gift of the Canadian government in 1946, houses a reception room for visitors and other offices.
COVID-19 NOTICE: Now OPEN with temporary changes. We are delighted to welcome you back. Please check our website for more details on how to visit us safely. We look forward to seeing you again.
The cemetery is CLOSED on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
09.00-19.30 Weekends and Bank Holidays.
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