The Friends of the General Cemetery was set-up to help preserve the General Cemetery and the North Warren (Non-Conformist) Cemetery with the kind help of Gainsborough Town Council.

The General Cemetery is situated on Cox’s Hill in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. And the North Warren Cemetery is on Ropery Road. Both cemeteries have graves recognised by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

We’re trying to trace relatives of servicemen, can you help?

We are trying to find relatives of the servicemen who are buried in the General and North Warren Cemeteries. This is to help with our research and also to give those relatives the opportunity to come to the services we hold for restored headstones.

We’ve created a page listing the servicemen we are trying to find more about. Can you help us?

Gainsborough’s War Story’ book 4 .

This book includes Gainsborough area  soldiers involved in the 1917 battles at Arras, Passchendaele and Cambrai. It also  details the work of 33 Squadron whose HQ was at Gainsborough during 1917, it was  tasked with defending against Zeppelins. They established an airfield at  Saundby. The book also tells the story of Conscientious Objector Alfred Martlew  who drowned in the Ouse at York in July 1917.

This book costs 15.

Please e-mail to order your copy: Susan Edlington


The Friends of Gainsborough Cemeteries and Chapel is a small charity run by volunteers. Contact: Susan Edlington

WWI Headstones

The Friends are working to restore the headstones of servicemen who served in WWI.

Please click, or tap,  here for more information.

Family History

We can help with Family history research requests. Please click, or tap, here for more information.


Twice a year, in May and November, we open the Chapel for an exhibition. Please click, or tap, here for more information.