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British Cemetery

British Cemetery Road, Ocracoke, NC
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Ocracoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The remains of four British soldiers whose ship was sunk off the coast during World War II are...
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Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner 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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Houston
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Doddington, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Echoing other posts this is a small memorial to a number of British sailors that died in WWII when their armoured trawler was sunk by a German Uboat. both war graves commission and other local (saved) crosses provided by locals in a carefully maintained cemetery with plaques explaining the events. Being British it was sobering to see our servicemen lost... More 

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Lewisburg, West Virginia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

There is not a lot to see--a memorial stone and four graves. However, the feelings of both sacrifice and gratitude are overwhelming as one contemplates what happened.

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Ottawa, Canada
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129 reviews 129 reviews
47 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Did not know about this place until I arrived. Well kept and obviously visited by many judging by the money left under the rocks to help maintain the site. Four Royal Navy sailors are buried there after their ship was torpedoed and sunk with all hands during WW2. It was touching to see that the US Coast Guard maintains the... More 

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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59 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We rode our bikes to this cemetery. It had a plaque near the graves that told the story of these sailors. It was interesting that money (dollars & pounds) was placed openly on a pillar near the grave sites. I wondered who collects this money and whether it goes to the upkeep of the cemetery.

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Indianapolis
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

You approach this site with a sense of awe that sailors, whose country depended on the very supplies they were bringing, were willing to sacrifice their lives for their fellow countrymen. Yes it is small. Yes it does not have a monument like you would see in Westminster Abbey or St. Paul's, but it is simple monument to brave men... More 

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durham, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Little to see here, except for some headstones, but nice their deaths are commemorated. Not really worth the trip, but then there is very little to see in Ocracoke other than the nice beach.

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Anaheim, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you make the trip you need to visit the British Cemetery. So much history and how many times can you visit England without crossing the Atlantic and having a passport?

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Okay as far as cemeteries go. There isn't that much to see and it isn't very well signposted. It is all over in 2 mins.

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Shelby, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Very picturesque. interesting family cemeteries in immediate area too. Was a little hard to find as it is on a backstreet.

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