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British Cemetery

British Cemetery Road, Ocracoke, NC
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Ocracoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites
Description: The remains of four British soldiers whose ship was sunk off the coast during World War II are buried here.
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English first
Strabane, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

The British Cemetery is a well-kept, lovely tribute to the British soldiers who lost their lives on the North Carolina coast.

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Brisbane, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I stopped by thinking that this site was a graveyard of early English settlers. Turns out it is actually a Commonwealth War Grave site where several British sailors were buried after their ship was sunk by a German U-boat off the coast during the Second World War. Despite being a Commonwealth site, it is maintained by the local US Coast... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you like history, stop by. The cemetery is small, but it's worth the quick visit to learn about WW2 history and to see the site

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Washington Nc
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Important War History here that we need to remember so hopefully it will never be repeated again. May these men Rest in Peace.

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Swink, CO
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We have always been interested in the U-boat war. North Carolina's capes were known as 'Torpedo Junction' during WWII, for all the ships sunk there especially during the first six months of the war. This cemetery holds the remains of six British sailors, all that is left of the crew of HMT Bedfordshire. She was an armed trawler torpedoed off... More

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Burlington, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Well maintained small cemetary for 4 British Soldiers washed up from a British ship destroyed by German U boats in WWII off of the NC coast. Nicely done.

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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238 reviews 238 reviews
80 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

It was so touching to come across this small cemetery and see that the sacrifice of these brave British seamen had been recognised and that the US Coastguard do such an excellent job in the upkeep of the site. Thank you all very much. John and Karen Houston Knaresborough UK

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Ocracoke, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

this cemetery is absolutely beautifully kept. The queen sends a new flag every year in May to proudly don the graves of these brave lost soldiers. Beside them are also some local graves with very old dates.

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Richmond, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My travel friend is English, so I was glad we stopped by to pay our respects. I had some British coins and left them on the stones...just a moving experience and nicely done cemetery.

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Madison, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

very well kept and maintained, very nice place to go, bring change to leave on the tomb stones or some sea shells

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