Events at the General Cemetery Chapel

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.


Also in this section of our web site are details of some of the ceremonies we’ve held.

Ceremony for Drummer W H Brighton and Private W Oyitch.

Royal Flying Corps Restored Headstones ceremony

Battle of the Somme ceremony

Commonwealth War Graves Ceremony for:

Gunner James Percy Green, Royal Field Artillery

Private Albert Ernest Farrow, South Staffordshire Regiment,

Private Frederick Masters, Royal Defence Corps

Sergeant Ernest John Whitney, Royal Engineers

  Private Edwin Clarence Bennett, Sherwood Foresters

Lance Corporal John William Blow, Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders

Driver Albert Booth, Sherwood Rangers

Driver Jonathan Goulding, Royal Field Artillery

Private Harold Webster, 2/5th Lincolnshire Regiment




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

Friends of Gainsborough Cemeteries and Chapel