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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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This should be seen by everyone who comes to the island. What a powerful reminder of the sacrifices that men and women around the world made in those trying times. Well kept by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This should be seen by everyone who comes to the island. What a powerful reminder of the sacrifices that men and women around the world made in those trying times. Well kept by the coast guard.

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Thank tyler f
Gainesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very small cemetery. Nice to learn They keep the cemetery very nice and neat. Wish there's a little bit more to the cemetery to learn about it. It's nice to know that we did this for the British soldiers that lost their life.

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Thank matjaz2002
Falls Church, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you visit Ocracoke, learn some history and pay your respects to the British Naval Officers and Sailors who were killed by German U-Boats off the Island during WWII by visiting the Cemetery. Impressive, impromptu shrine with shore shells and rocks, along with money, I presume for upkeep adorn the plaques here. We should never forget the sacrifices of our... More 

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Thank RussellJW
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I only wanted to give 3 stars. The cemetery is small and not very well taken care of but I guess you get what you pay for. It is a nice tribute to fallen soldiers of WW2.

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Thank James M
Mooresville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This island has a lot of history for it's size and history lovers will like this new tidbit of information. It is nice to know the British sailors who all died when their ship was torpedoed near here are given this memorial and the respect of those present on the anniversary of the wreck each year when there is a... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are three parts to this: the graves of three British sailors with official Commonwealth Graves Commission headstones; memorials for the three sailors constructed by the local people, and an adjacent historical cemetery for families of British descent, dating back to the early 19th century. A quiet corner of the island, and a pleasant place to visit and think about... More 

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Thank J A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful little spot to visit for history. It is a place to go show respect to the Brittish Seamen who were helping protect the island. The community has done a super job with showing these young men how the island appreciates them giving their lives during WWII.

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Thank Tia T
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think this maybe apart of history not known to a lot of people . I think it is important for kids to learn about it .

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Thank JUDY H
Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great bike ride and place to take photos. Its so quaint and a must see. Lots of history to read about so this visit is also educational. Photos come out amazing and and colorful with the greenery and flowers in the background and the trees are shaped so beautifully.

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Thank Lynn W
Thurmont, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

I was reading up on the history and attractions of the British cemetery and wanted to take the kids to visit. It's down a residential street and next to an older, local cemetery. It's fascinating to visit, just knowing the history and the respect that is shown for these seamen. I love that this is maintained for these gentlemen.

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