Thursday, September 06, 2012

DeceasedOnline: Royal Borough of Greenwich

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from Ol' Myrt here has added the screen shot of the website.

Data for cemetery “with best views in London” now available on Deceased Online

Two cemeteries in the Royal Borough of Greenwich added to database

Approximately 110,000 burial records for two cemeteries in the Royal Borough of Greenwich in
South East London have been added to the UK’s only website for statutory burial and cremation

Greenwich Cemetery, located just a few miles from central London, dates back to 1856 and is
described by many commentators as the cemetery with the best panoramic views in all London.
It’s position on the edge of Shooter’s Hill gives the cemetery a wonderful location with views
across all of central London and sweeping right around to Crystal Palace.

Greenwich Cemetery features probably the best views of any cemetery in London across much of the capital. There are hundreds of war graves and a fascinating Norwegian section.

Greenwich Cemetery has nearly 94,000 burials many historically interesting and include:

  • 556 WW1 burials scattered around the cemetery and an impressive Great War Heroes Memorial commemorates over 260 of these.
  • Over 120 WW2 burials
  • An additional 30 WW2 Norwegian burials, part of a beautifully maintained Norwegian section.
Two of the most notable burials are: Lt Gen Sir Arthur Holland (1862-1927),Commander of the Royal Artillery 8th Division in WW1; and Nikolay Ogarev (1813-1877), Russian poet, historian and political activist.

The second cemetery in the Royal Borough of Greenwich is Eltham Cemetery (aka Falconwood). This is a small cemetery, dating back to 1935, attached to Eltham Crematorium, but features some interesting memorials and burials including Richmal Crompton, author of the best-selling ‘Just William’ novels and short stories. The cemetery comprises 15,000 burials and data for all of these are now available on Deceased Online together with 210,000 records for the Crematorium.

Most of the records for both cemeteries comprise burial registers, grave details and cemetery maps with grave locations as well as some memorial photographs.

The Deceased Online database for London now includes 1.6 m records and this will top 2 million within the next few months as more cemeteries and areas are added. Among these are three more cemeteries for the Royal Borough of Greenwich to be included soon. 

For further information please visit or contact: Richard Gray


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