Memorial Register Great Britain and Ireland, Vol 2, WW1, Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire

ALDERSHOT MILITARY CEMETERY CEMETERY INDEX NUMBER HAM PSH IRE I. JD ERSH OTis an Urban District and Civil Parish in the North-East corner of Hampshire on the Surrey border. It has a station on the London and South-Western and South-Eastern and Chatham Sections of the Southern Railway. It was at the outbreak of War as it is to-day the Headquarters of the Aldershot Command and of theist and 2nd Divisions and the Depot of the Royal Army Medical Corps and the North and South Camps divided by the Basingstoke Canal remained in full activity throughout the War. The Military Cemetery (which is the property of the War Department) is one-and-a-half miles from Aldershot Station. It was used before the Great War and it is instill use. It stands on a hill on the South-Eastern edge of the town overlooking the railway and a wide stretch of country. It is divided into lettered plots. Of the 714 war graves 560 are those of sailors soldiers and airmen from the United Kingdom (in Plots A F RAD AE AH and A G )107 are those of Canadian soldiers (in Plots AFR AA V and A D )seven (in Plot AA) are those of New Zealand and seven (in Plots AA V and AD) those of South African soldiers j three (in Plot AF) belong to Queen M arys Army Auxiliary Corps four (in Plots AH and AG) to Queen Alexandras Imperial Military Nursing Service one (in Plot AG) to the Canadian Voluntary Aid Detachments and one (in Plot AG) to the Womens Legion and 24 German prisoners are buried in Plots F R.and The earliest War Grave bears the date 5th August 1914 and the latest that of nth August 1921. The Cemetery is entered from the town at its Western end. The Cross stands on the edge of the steep slope at the South-East side overlooking Plot A F, which contains the greater number of the War Graves. The Cemetery is planted with evergreen trees. The Register records particulars of 690 British and Dominion burials.
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