SHORNCLIFFE MILITARY CEMETERY

 

 

Kent

 

 

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Location Information

Shorncliffe Military Cemetery belongs to the Ministry of Defence and contains war graves of both World Wars.

It is close to the military camp at Shorncliffe, 2 miles west of Folkestone on the B2063.


Visiting Information

09/12/13 - Visitors are advised that rabbit-proof cloches are still in place to protect the new plants which were replanted in the borders in the main plot in Sept 2012.


Historical Information

During the First World War a number of Canadian military establishments were centred on Shorncliffe. There were camps and a Machine Gun School which were served by the Shorncliffe Military Hospital (later No. 9 Canadian General), the Moore Barracks Military Hospital (later No. 11 Canadian General), and other Canadian hospitals. The Canadian Army Medical Corps Training Depot was at or near Shorncliffe during almost the whole of the war. On three occasions Canadian soldiers were killed during air raids on Shorncliffe.

Shorncliffe Military Cemetery contains 471 First World War burials, more than 300 of them Canadian. Second World War burials number 81, including 1 unidentified U.K. soldier and 1 Polish Foreign National. The cemetery also contains a screen wall on which are commemorated 18 Belgians originally buried in a mausoleum, now demolished.