Memorial Register Great Britain and Ireland, Vol 2, WW1, Cemeteries and Churchyards in East Surrey

EAST SURREY. THE Administrative County of Surrey has been divided for the purpose of Cemetery Registers into Eastern and Western areas. The 58 Cemeteries and Churchyards whose Registers form the East Surrey group contain 1212 War Graves which maybe classified as follows :—'Soldiers of United Kingdom units ---873 German Army- -------139 Royal Navy --------89 Royal Air Force 55 Royal Marines- -------14 Overseas Military Forces of Canada- 8 Austro-Hungarian Army ------8 Indian Army (British officers) -----4 Australian Imperial Force -----4 Belgian Army --------3 German interned civilians -----3 New Zealand Expeditionary Force- 2 South African Overseas Expeditionary Force --2 Queen Marys Army Auxiliary Corps ----2 Queen Alexandras Imperial Military Nursing Service- 1 Womens Royal Air Force- -----1 Australian Munition Worker -----1 United States Army ______ 1 German Navy ______ _ j German Marine Corps ------1 Of the British soldiers 72 belonged to the Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 41 to the East Surrey Regiment and four to the Surrey Yeomanry. (The comparatively small proportion of graves of the local Regiments is due to the large number of Camps and War Hospitals in the County.) The East Surrey Regiment whose Depot is at Kingston and the Headquarters of their 5th and 6th Battalions at Wimbledon and Kingston respectively sent nine Battalions to service overseas. The Surrey Yeomanry (whose Headquarters were at Clapham Park) served in France and Flanders Egypt and Macedonia. The Registers are arranged alphabetically under the names of the Boroughs and Urban and Rural Districts in which the Cemeteries and Churchyards are situated. In the Rural Districts the name of the Civil Parish is added where it differs materially from that of the burial ground. The Registers record particulars of 1056 War Graves.
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