West Ham Cemetery: LONDON Print

West Ham Cemetery, Buckingham Road, Forest Lane, West Ham, London E15  +44 20 8555 2193 (United Synagogue) (closed): Founded in 1857, the owner is the United Synagogue. At the north end of the cemetery, several of the paths were excavated in 1960 to reinter remains moved from the Old Jewish Cemetery in Hoxton Street.

Three-fifths of the ground of this cemetery, opened in 1856 by the authorities of the New Synagogue, was subsequently conveyed to the Great Synagogue. Registers are held in the East Ham Cemetery office. West Ham is one of the few cemeteries maintaining a separate register of burial, distinct from the registers kept by the respective synagogues, which usually lack the essential information on the identity of the cemetery of burial. Also see Plashet, some old pictures listed there may have come from West Ham Cemetery.

UPDATE: From Melvyn Hartog and sent to all United Synagogue, Synagogue Administrators, dated 24 January 2002: "With immediate effect, due to health and safety, West Ham Cemetery is now closed. If you need to visit the cemetery, this can be done by contacting the Ilford Burial Society on +44 20 8518 2868 and asking for either Tony Harris or Cilla Block. Please ... give the office at least 3 days notice of your impending visit." Source: JewishGen Digest (31 Jan 2002) and Rosemary Wenzerul. [February 2002]

UPDATE: The United Synagogue Burial Society, London, announced restricted opening times opening hours 1000 to 1400, other times by prior arrangement only. Source: "United Synagogue Annual Review 5761" [Jewishgen Digest 5 September 2001]

West Ham United Synagogue Cemetery ...... contains the grave of Cadeluc Jacobson, Native of Hanover, one of the Jewish survivors of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Source: David Jacobs - The Graveside of History. Shemot [December 1997]

The United Synagogue Burial Society for additional information and photos and tombstone maintenance and hours at 020 8950 7767 and select option 2. Melvyn Hartog, Head of Burial, Tel: 020 8343 6283. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
[August 2003]

Last Updated on Friday, 12 April 2013 12:51