CANNOCK CHASE WAR CEMETERY
From the M6, exit at Junction 11 and take the A460 towards Cannock town
centre. From Cannock town centre take the A34, Cannock to Stafford road. Follow
for approximately 3 miles to roundabout, following signs for Rugeley. Turn right
after about 1 mile, then left at crossroads.
Cannock Chase War Cemetery is signposted from the A34 when travelling from either Cannock or Stafford.
A Visitor Information Panel has recently been installed at Cannock Chase War Cemetery to provide information about the war casualties buried here. This is one of many panels being erected to help raise awareness of First and Second World War graves in the UK (Apr 2013).
During the First World War when there was a large military camp at Cannock
Chase which became the base for the New Zealand Rifle Brigade. There was also a
prisoner-of-war hospital with 1,000 beds, and both camp and hospital used the
Cannock Chase War Cemetery contains 97 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, most of them New Zealanders, and 286 German burials. There are also three burials of the Second World War.
Back to Index
Latest additions to the site | Belgian Cemeteries WW1 Index | French Cemeteries WW1 Index | Turkish Cemeteries WW1 Index
British Cemeteries Index | Other Countries WW1 Index | Belgian Cemeteries WW2 Index | French Cemeteries WW2 Index
Other Countries WW2 Index | Memorial Index | Architects | Roll of Honour Dedications | Roll of Honour
Cemeteries with Victoria Cross burials | Cemeteries with "Shot at Dawn" burials | Regimental Badge Archive
Information on how to submit a photograph or image to the site | Book Reviews | About Us and our task | Links
Site Map | Miscellaneous articles | WW1 Battles Index