Heritage Morning – Priory Road Cemetery
Saturday 16th September 2023 – 10am to 1pm.
Huntingdon Crematorium and Cemeteries will be hosting a Heritage Morning at Priory Road Cemetery and Chapel on Saturday 16th September 2023 between 10am and 1pm.
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Commonwealth War Graves
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission was founded in 1917 to commemorate the 1.7 million men and women from the Commonwealth who lost their lives in the two World Wars. Their mission is to ensure that those who died in service or as a result of conflict are commemorated so that they are remembered forever.
Over 300 men from Huntingdonshire lost their lives in two World Wars and there are 28 Commonwealth War Graves in Priory Road Cemetery, of which twenty are the graves of men who died in WW1 and eight graves of men who died in WW2.
Notable Figures Buried in Priory Road Cemetery, Huntingdon
Priory Road Cemetery was built in the early 1800s and the first burial that took place in the cemetery was on the 5th January 1855. The cemetery is a ‘traditional’ style cemetery which contains memorials of all shapes, sizes and conditions and has a Victorian chapel in its grounds.
The cemetery was designed by Robert Hutchinson who was a well known Architect at the time. He is one of the people who are listed in this section as well as someone who fought in a battle with Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson and a lady who died in the Great Disaster of the Thames in 1897.