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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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Historical land mark

Very cool historical landmark. They have really spruced it up, and made it look nice over the past thirty years.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Beaufort, North Carolina
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Beaufort, North Carolina
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Very cool historical landmark. They have really spruced it up, and made it look nice over the past thirty years.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Interesting bit of history. Take time to look around and view the headstones and the interesting comments on them.

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Although not a real history buff, learning local lore is still fascinating, and the fact that these sailors are memorialized is a great tribute.

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Chengdu, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

As a cemetery it is a good tourist attraction. It tells the final resting place of British servicemen who died in a ship wreck during WW11.

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Ashland, Virginia
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very powerful tribute to an event that gets overlooked in the history books. Worth a quick visit to pay honor to the ultimate sacrifice these men gave to the United States.

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Salisbury, North Carolina, United States
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

See the unique history of the island connected with World War II when German U-boats sank freighters, tankers and passenger ships off our coast, hundreds died and hundreds of ships were sank, but few people know about it. This is a special treat for history buffs.

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Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

It is worth a quick stop if you are in the area. Just head down British Cementary road and you can't miss it. It is an interesting story that I never knew about. I would not go to Ocracoke just for this though.

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Maysville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Well maintained. Gives children a nice history lesson. Please look up pennies on grave sights and explain to your children.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Amazing history here- although it's a little tough to hear, listen to the audio then read up on this

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Garner, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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

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