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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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A little WWII history involving British ships sunk by German U-boats. Did not know there were more than 50 British cemeteries in US.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Greeneville, Tennessee
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Greeneville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

A little WWII history involving British ships sunk by German U-boats. Did not know there were more than 50 British cemeteries in US.

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Seneca, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Originally cared for by the citizens of Ocracoke, this lovely little cemetery is now cared for by the United States Coast Guard station at Ocracoke. The land contains the graves of four British sailors who died when a German submarine sank a British deep sea trawler, the HMS Bedfordshire. The ground was originally leased by the the Commonwealth War Graves... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This cemetery holds the remains of four British sailors washed ashore during WWII. It is considered British soil and is a beautiful remberance of a sad and deadly time when German sub's were determined to destroy US shipping.

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This British Cemetery is very small, well kept, and is a tribute to the British soldiers who gave their lives defending the U.S. coast from the German U boats in World War II. A important part of our past!

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My husband and I visited the British Cemetery on our trip to Ocracoke. It is small but well kept. It is a nice tribute to the British sailors who lost their lives.

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Bethany, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is an interesting tribute to British soldiers who gave their life to defending the U.S. coast from German U-boats in WWII. The old diver's grave next to this is equally cool.

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Willow Springs, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This was a neat stop if you are a history buff. It's interesting to see the little spit of land England calls home in the new world. The graves are well kept, and The Queen sends a new British flag every year in May.

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stratford upon avon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

As x RN I found this to be humbling few minutes. It is kept clean and tidy by the U.S. Coast Guard and war graves commission flying the White Ensign it is a fitting memorial to 4 British matelots who were washed up on shore after their ship HMS Bedfordshire on May 11th 1942 was sunk by a German U... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

It's modest in size, scope and detailed information. It's quiet, well-maintained and easy to locate. Baby Boomers may find it more interesting though it is easy to see it would serve as a good topic of multi-generational dinner conversation - ya know when you're trying to explain selflessness, sacrifice, the Greatest Generation, the cost of freedom . . .

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Doesn't take long.... but you can appreciate the sacrifices that other have made..... including those from other countries. Pretty interesting that the British Royal Navy comes and pays their respects for the soldiers...... including present day. Nice place to give thanks.

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