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Address: British Cemetery Road, Ocracoke, NC
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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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I've been here for the wreath laying ceremony in honor of these 4 British sailors killed in a U Boat attack during WWII and it was a very moving ceremony.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
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Linville, North Carolina
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Linville, North Carolina
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I've been here for the wreath laying ceremony in honor of these 4 British sailors killed in a U Boat attack during WWII and it was a very moving ceremony.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

One of the island attractions and an interesting stop to learn more about the history of the island. Won't take more 10 minutes, is located in town and makes for a nice walk.

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Thank susarusa
Greensboro, North Carolina
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

This is one of those places were you can spend 10 minutes or an hour. I enjoyed the surprise history lesson provided in the plaques and tombstones.

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Thank ChicagoMagyar
Raleigh, North Carolina
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

There were many Howards & Wahabs & Williams in the burial grounds as well as the Brits, some Brits unknown that were interred after a U Boat sank their watercraft. Most stones are well preserved and some are quite old.

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Thank donnanwill
Burlington, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Being a Brit, driving by the sign intrigued me! We just had to stop and find out more. In this small cemetery are the remains of crew members from a WWII British anti-submarine patrol boat. These men gave up their lives protecting the US coast in the early years of the war. Locals told us that their service is commemorated... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I stumbled upon this cemetary while walking around town. I learned something about our shared history with Britain. It was great and yet emotional to read about it's origin.

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Wheelersburg, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

The off spring of the free roaming horses live in this fenced in area. In the northern OBX islands they roam freely which is very cool but can always be somewhat of a nuisance but here they are restricted by fences but well taken care of. Yes you have access to view them.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Be sure to read up on this little space and visit. As with all of Ocracoke the histo5will captivate you and leave you searching for more history, which most times are right around the corner.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

You never realize that there is a small British cemetery on this island, it is very easy to miss but make it a point to see it. There are lots of other attractions on the island.

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Parma, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Most of the cemetery is private, but you can see plenty from the street. Was very interesting the part that you can enter which has a marker for the lives lost due to a German U-boat sinking right off the coast of Ocracoke in the early days of WW2 Not something you hear much about...scary!!

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