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British Cemetery

British Cemetery Road, Ocracoke, NC
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Interesting history

Limited parking. Interesting History and very well maintained. It resides next to an old local... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Schram5
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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A place of Honor.

The small, well maintained cemetery is located on British Cemetery Road, approximately .2 mile from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Zeke T
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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The remains of four British soldiers whose ship was sunk off the coast during World War II are buried here.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“during wwii” (15 reviews)
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British Cemetery Road, Ocracoke, NC
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"buried here"
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"their lives"
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"great britain"
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"fitting tribute"
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"interesting history"
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"poignant reminder"
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"final resting place"
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"piece of history"
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"ocracoke island"
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"history lesson"
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"worth a visit"
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"small island"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Limited parking. Interesting History and very well maintained. It resides next to an old local cemetery.

Thank Schram5
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The small, well maintained cemetery is located on British Cemetery Road, approximately .2 mile from Hwy 12. The remains of four British sailors from the HMT Bedfordshire are interned there, two were identified but the other two were not. The cemetery is a memorial to...More

Thank Zeke T
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Visited during the annual remembrance ceremony on May 11th marking the sinking of HMT Bedfordshire offshore Cape Lookout. The ceremony was impressive with both the British and Canadian Naval Attache's in attendance. The local US Coast Guard Station and Coast Guard Auxilliary presented a fine...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Attended the ceremony at the British Ceremony on 5/11/18, and was very impressed with the ceremony and respect exhibited by those who presided and those who attended. Beautiful commemoration of those who sacrificed their lives in the furtherance of our freedom and safety.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

This is a beautifully maintained historical plot. It is the smallest Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in the world, with only 4 war dead. It is cared for by the citizens of Ocracoke, who, along with the US Coast Guard, put on a very well...More

Thank Joe S
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

This cemetery is for the brave men on a British Steamer that was helping to protect Ocracoke during WWII. It is beautifully done with a big marble carved with a picture of the steamer and a list of the crew on that ship. There are...More

Thank Alex K
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Great history spot on this beautiful island. Helps you realize the horrors and sacrifices of war. Special place.

Thank WCUcody
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

This cemetery is so small you might easily miss it! There is a memorial service held each year at the cemetery and a British flag flies over it all the time. The more interesting cemetery is the one adjacent to it. Very old gravestones with...More

Thank ECO1995
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is a very informative place. The cemetery is kept very nice and neat and provides a great deal of history.

Thank Michelle L
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely a spot to check out while on the island. You can’t beat the cost...free. It provides an interesting account of those that are memorialized there.

Thank MAURA M
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