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?

Remembrance Sunday

We’ll be opening the Cemetery Chapel on November 11th and 12th, from 10am until 3pm each day. The cemetery records will be available and we’ll also be launching the latest in the series of ‘Gainsborough’s War Story’ books.

This latest edition covers 1917, and includes 33 Squadron - Royal Flying Corps and the conflicts at Arras, Paschendaele and Cambrai.


Contact: 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.

Friends of the General Cemetery