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.
West Lindsey Churches Festival
We’ll be opening the Cemetery Chapel on the 19th and 20th May from 10am until 3pm on both days.
Cemetery walks telling the stories behind the eight war graves of Royal Flying Corps Officers from 33 Squadron who died in WWI. Also details of the five RAF Officers buried in the cemetery from WWII. There will also be walks detailing the WWI war graves and the sixty recently restored headstones with inscriptions remembering soldiers buried abroad. There will also be details of the artist Pte. John Belton who was killed in action in May 1916.
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
The Friends are working to restore the headstones of servicemen who served in WWI.
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.