British Isles The IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project mission is to catalogue every Jewish burial site throughout the world. Every Jewish cemetery or burial site we know of is listed here by town or city, country, and geographic region is based on current locality designation. Tue, 23 May 2017 22:35:17 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb -- MILITARY BURIALS --

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

"The Commission was established by Royal Charter in 1917 ... to mark and maintain the graves of the members of the forces of the Commonwealth who were killed in the two World Wars, to build memorials to those who have no known grave and to keep records and registers, including, after the Second World War, a record of the Civilian War Dead." Name searchable from the site  Commonwealth War Graves Commission has records of WWI and WWII burials around the world of member countries of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Main Office:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
2 Marlow Road
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1628 634221     Fax: +44 1628 771208     E-mail:


Jewish Memorial Council

The Council was established in 1919 to commemorate the services rendered by Jews in the UK and British Empire in WW1 by establishing an organization that will carry on the Jewish tradition as a permanent ennobling force in the lives of Jews in the UK.
Jewish Memorial Council
25 Enforce Street
London W1H 2DD
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7724 7778       Fax: +44 20 7706 1710       E-mail:


AJEX (Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen)

The AJEX Jewish Military Museum now has a computerised Record of Honour which allows visitors to search for their own details or those of any relatives who were involved in the armed forces from World War II to the present day. - Visits to the Museum are by appointment only.

AJEX Jewish Military Museum
Shield House
Harmony Way (off Victoria Road)
London NW4 2BX
Tel: 020 8202 2323
Fax: 020 8202 9900
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 2.00pm - 4.30 pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY


The Australian Jewish Historical Society-Victoria Inc.

The Society has lists of inscriptions from Jewish gravestones from various cemeteries worldwide cemeteries.  Further information may be obtained from the Honorary Secretary, PO Box 608, Carnegie, Victoria 3163, Australia.  Please include 3 international reply coupons when requesting information.

Records of Jewish soldiers buried in Australian and overseas cemeteries maintained by the Australian War Graves Commission.  English cemeteries include:
Blackley Jewish Cemetery, Manchester
Chatham Memorial Synagogue Burial Ground, North Kent
Willesden Jewish Cemetery, London

IPSWICH: Rogers Court, St. Clements
Isle of Sheppey Cemetery, Queensboro.
Hope Street Cemetery.
SOUTHAMPTON: Hollybrook Memorial 
SUNDERLAND: Bishopwearmouth Cemetery

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ALDERSHOT, Hampshire: Aldershot on JCR-UK.


  • Aldershot Civic Cemetery, Jewish Section: Redan Road, Hampshire. GU12 4ST. 020 8950 7767. Open by appointment. [June 2011]

The United Synagogue Burial Society for additional information about tombstone maintenance, including cleaning at 020 8950 7767 and select option 2. Source: Melvyn Hartog, Head of Burial, Tel: 020 8343 6283. [June 2011]

The Jewish section, at the bottom of the hill, was consecrated in 1865. The burial register has been lost. Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR [September 2016]

In November 2004, ten of the headstones in this cemetery were daubed with swastikas and other anti-Semitic symbols and in January 2005 a further 15 were vandalized. Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR [September 2016]

See also Cemetery Scribes - Aldershot. [December 2016]

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BATH, Somerset: Bath on JCR-UK.


  • Bath Old Jewish Burial Grounds, 174 Bradford Road, Coombe Hill, Bath BA2

This small Jewish cemetery with the earliest burial in 1812 (Sarah Moses November 1812). The last burial was in 1921. There wereabout 50 burials.  Since 1915, it has been one of the disused cemeteries administered by the Board of Deputies of British Jews. The Cemetery is looked after by local group of enthusiasts (the Friends of Bath Jewish Ground). Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK [June 2016]

See Jewish Cemeteries in the West of England by Rabbi B. Susser (available on JCR-UK as part of the Susser Archive):

See also Cemetery Scribes - Bath. [January 2017]

Access:The Cemetery is in Bradford Road (A3062), on the corner of Greendown Place (with the Florest & Flower public house on the other corner), about  two miles from the centre of the city. The Cemetery is locked and requests for access should be directed to the Board of Deputies or the Bristol Hebrew Congregation.

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BIRMINGHAM, West Midlands (6 burial sites): Birmingham on JCR-UK.

CEMETERIES [Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK]:

  • Jewish Burial Ground in The Froggery (now site of New Street Railway Station).

Situated in the garden of one of Birmingham's earliest known synagogues and in use from at least 1730. Probably closed about 1766 (on opening of Granville Street Cemetery).


  • Granville Street Burial Ground (near the Canal).

Opened about 1766, as successor to the cemetery in The Froggery, and in use to 1825. Some of the remains were reinterred in the Witton Old Cemetery in 1876, when site redeveloped for railway use.


  • Betholom Row Jewish Burial Ground, between Bath Row and Islington Row (Opposite Five Ways Station), Edgbaston, Birmingham B15.

Name corruption of the Hebrew "Bet Olam" meaning "House of Eternity", a term used for a cemetery. Opened about 1823 and closed many years ago. Site has been neglected and access is not generaly available. Cemetery records have been lost.


  • Witton Old Jewish Cemetery, The Ridgeway, College Road, Erdington, Birmingham B23.  Tel: +44 121 356 4615.

A section of the municipal cemetery contiguatios with the main cemetery. In use from 1869 and was consecrated on February 14th, 1871 [Jewish Year Book, 1910]. Includes obelist commemorating remains were reinterred from Granville Street Cemetery in 1876 and fragments of headstones from Betholom Cemetery. Burial records extant from 1872.


  • Witton New Jewish Cemetery, Warren Road, Birmingham B44

A separate section of the municipal cemetery on the other side of College Road. Cemetery in use and shared by Orthodox and Progressive Jewish congregations.


  • Brandwood End Cemetery, Jewish Section: Woodthorpe Road, Kings Norton, Stirchley, B 14.  Enquiries : tel: +44 121 643 0884

Opened in 1918. Acquired by the Birmingham New Synagoguein a section of the Non-conformisr burial ground.

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BISHOP AUCKLAND, County Durham: Bishop Auckland on JCR-UK.


  • Municipal Cemetery, Jewish Section:

There is a small Jewish section of the municipal cemetery, encircled with privet hedges enclosed by iron railings. It contains 11 graves (five double graves and a single grave), generally dating from 1952 (although one of those interred died in 1935) to 1976. Most of those interred appear to be members of the same family (Kosilevsky). Generally, burials of members of the local Jewish community took place in Darlington. [David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK July 2016]

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BLACKBURN, Lancashire: Blackburn on JCR-UK.


  • Blackburn Cemetery, Jewish Section, Whalley New Road, Blackburn BB1
Opened 1900. The Jewish section is at the top right-hand corner of the hill from the main cemetery gate. Earliest marked grave is dated August 1906. Cemetery was restored in 1997, following years of neglect. It remains in occasional use. Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK [November 2016]
Access: Unlocked, opened during usual cemetery hours.
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BLACKPOOL, Lancashire (2 burial sites): Blackpool on JCR-UK.


  • Layton Cemetery Jewish Section, Westcliff Drive, FY3:

Established in 1898. first burial dates from 1901. Now closed except for reserve plots. The Jewish Section, which is next door to Layton Institute, is self-contained and separate from the general cemetery, which fronts Talbot Road. Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK

"The Cemetery Committee of the Blackpool Corporation have, on the application of the Hon. Secretary of the newly-formed Congregation, decided to set apart a portion of the Burial Ground for Jewish interments." Jewish Chronicle, 8 July 1898, page 2. [Source: Harold Pollins.]

There is a Jewish cemetery in Layton just outside of Blackpool that has been there for more than 70 years. No longer used, a new section has been created at the larger facility at Carleton Cemetary. The cemetary in Layton is in quite a bad state of repair with over grown grass and weeds etc. It has been subject to some vandalism in the past. It's a small area and has only one entrance from the main street. There are some very nice railings and double gates that also need to be looked at. The Orthodox community has now merged with the United community in St Annes and unfortunately no longer is there an orthodox service in Blackpool. I hope anyone interested in this cemetery might contact me so I could learn who might be responsible for the cemetary so that we could work together and preserve this important graveyard. My direct contact number is 01263 867055 or alternatively email me. Source: Cllr. Anthony Williams [July 2013]


  • Carleton Cemetery, Jewish Section, Stocks Lane, Poulton-Le-Fylde, FY6:

Established in 1981 and serves both the Orthodox and Reform communities (whose plots are separated from one another by a pathway). Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK

Jewish section of the very large Carleton Cemetery. It is in a part of the cemetery that becomes waterlogged quite often. Carleton Cemetery includes the town crematorium.

Access: Open during usual cemetery hours.

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BOURNEMOUTH, Dorset (3 burial sites): Bournemouth on JCR-UK


  • Bournemouth East (Boscombe) Cemetery, Jewish Seection, Gloucester Road, Boscombe BH5,tel. +44 1202 557 433.

Earliest burial 1906 (earliest extant headstone 1908). Orthodox Jewish cemetery, now closed except for reserved plots for old established members of the Bournemouth (Orthodox) Hebrew Congregation.

JOWBR burial listings. Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK [September 2016]


  • Kinson Cemetery, Jewish Sections, South Kinson Drive, Bournemouth BH11 - tel. +44 1202 557 433.

Used by both the Reform and the Orthodox community . The Reform plots date from 1948 and the Orthodox (now generally full) from 1953.

JOWBR burial listings. Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK [September 2016]


  • Throop Jewish Cemetery, Broadway Lane, Throop, Dorset:

Consecrated in 1996 for members of the Bournemouth (Orthodox) Hebrew Congregation.. Currently in use.

JOWBR burial listings. Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK [September 2016]

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BRADFORD, South Yorkshire (2 burial sites): Bradford on JCR-UK.


As part of a project funded by the UK Heritage Lottery Fund, JCR-UK has added a Searchable Database of the burials records, including photographs of all headstones, in both of the Bradford Jewish Cemeteries (listed below), consisting of over 400 internments at the Orthodox cemetery and over 200 internments at the Reform cemetery. Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK [November 2012]

  • Scholemoor Cemetery, Reform Section , Necropolis Road, Cemetery Road, Bradford:

The Reform section is about 200 yards from the main gate of the cemetery, along the boundary wall with good access.Turn immediately right at the gate and follow the path. It is has been is use since 1877, There is a new section opened in 1983.  
The cemetery, which is less than a quarter of an acre in size, has largely English inscriptions with some English and Hebrew and rarely some German. See more information and gravestone photos. [February 2010]

"The Reform Congregation was first established in 1873..... In the same year a Jewish burial ground was acquired..." [Jewish Year Book, 1910]

See also Cemetery Scribes - Bradford Reform. [January 2017]


  • Scholemoor Cemetery, Orthodox Section, Necropolis Road, Cemetery Road, Bradford:

The Orthodox section of the cemetery lies at the bottom of the hill next to the main entrance of the cemetery and has been in use since 1912. Larger than the Reform section, the tombstones and memorials largely conform to the more modest memorial requirements of orthodoxy, There is a small modern brick ohel at the entrance to the site. gravestone photos. [February 2010]

"Arrangements have been made between ...[the Leeds Old Hebrew C]ongregation and the newly-formed congregation at Doncaster whereby the former are granting burial facilities in their cemetery at Gildersome. A similar arrangement existed with Bradford until the congregation acquired a site of its own,......" [Jewish Chronicle 26 June 1914, page 32 - Source: Harold Pollins]

See also Cemetery Scribes - Bradford Orthodox. [January 2017]

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