The War Graves section of the site records the locations and other details of graves containing people who lived in, were born in or who are buried in Portsmouth. The responsibility of care for these graves lies with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to whom we offer thanks for their help in compiling these lists.
The first section records those who are buried in Portsmouth. The names have been collated according to the cemetery in which they lie. The seven cemeteries known to contain war graves are:-
- Highland Road Cemetery
- Milton Cemetery
- Kingston Cemetery
- Christchurch, Widley
- St Peter and St Paul Church, Wymering
- St Andrews, Farlington
- The Jewish Cemetery, Fawcett Road
The second section records the names of those Portsmouth men buried in foreign cemeteries. As these are necessarily more difficult to identify and photograph we would welcome any help. So far we have:-
- Durnbach War Cemetery (Germany) - WW2
- Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery
- Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
- Heilly Station Cemetery
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission still takes responsibility for servicemen and women who die whilst in active service, whatever the cause. See the MOD website for further information.