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Address: British Cemetery Road, Ocracoke, NC
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Description: The remains of four British soldiers whose ship was sunk off the coast...
The remains of four British soldiers whose ship was sunk off the coast during World War II are buried here.
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Take a few minutes

Definitely worth stopping to see while you are cruising around the island. It only takes a few minutes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Garner, North Carolina
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Garner, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth stopping to see while you are cruising around the island. It only takes a few minutes.

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This little cemetery is on a back street not far from downtown Ocracoke. It is impressive and well maintained. It brings to attention the sacrifices made by British and other seamen during the so-called "happy time" for German U-boats off of the Atlantic Coast in 1942 and 1943.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Came across this little cemetery while driving around Ocracoke. Was an unexpected little surprise. Very reflective place. Cemeteries are not my thing, but, this one was worth a quick visit.

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a thought provoking monument to four British sailors who lost their lives helping defend our shipping lanes in WWII.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

interesting history. worth a drive round to see. also keep driving/walking on as there are other cemetries in private plots

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Wilmington, Delaware
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A very interesting piece of history. This portion of the island was deeded to Great Britain so the soldiers were buried on home soil. It is interesting to read the plaque and learn more about the whole story. We visited the cemetary because we were told about it by friends who had visited before. It is well maintained and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a little known piece of WWII history. We wouldn't have know anything about it except that we stayed in the campground (Teeter's Campground) right next to it. We also saw something about it in the museum next to the marina public parking lot. Very interesting that this cemetery only contains 4 bodies, of which only 2 were positively... More 

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Lexington, NC USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

In 1942 the Atlantic coast was under attack by German U-boats who preyed on the undefended ships that moved up and down the coast. The sight of ships burning offshore was all too common. In the early stages of this onslaught the British government loaned several small anti-sub ships to the US. Among them was HMS Bedforshire. Bedforshire met her... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Must see! A Lot of history is this cemetery. It was great to see all the coins and trinkets left in respect.

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Stopped by for another look this year. Its a well-maintained little cemetery that is always nice to look at and think about how things were during WWII. Again, you don't need much time here but its worth a stop.

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Address: British Cemetery Road, Ocracoke, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Ocracoke

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