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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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Biking to the British Cemetary

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Lynn W
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Newport News, Virginia
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Newport News, Virginia
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Thurmont, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Graves of 4 British seamen from a ship sunk by a German sub in WW2. These were the only bodies ever found. The site is maintained by the Coast Guard. Placks explained the site.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to find. Small cemetery for some Brits who were lost in WWII escorting supplies to England. Sad but poignant reminder of the thousands who lost their lives just off the coast of NC.

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Felton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a history buff then this would be of interest to you. I never knew that this even existed until we went to Ocracoke for the day.

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Thank piratemame
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we are English we did not appreciate that armoured English trawlers had been deployed during WW2 to protect the US East coast and that sailors had been killed during such a deployment

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice memorial and tribute to the fallen British soldiers lost in battles back in the late 1700's. Four bodies were recovered with all the rest of the fallen lost in the waters off Ocracoke. The British still to this day come on a routine basis to maintain the memorial gravesites. Very nicely done.

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Thank Hugonaples
Marietta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small burial plot is well maintained, easily located, and clearly described on signs at the location.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to find this gem but please do, it will also lead you to a great shop and homes from the 1800's.

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Saint Pauls, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove past as there is no parking at the actual area, so took pictures from the car, as a histroy lover would have loved to get closer, will take bikes next time

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