The cemetery was opened on 28th November 1856, the Church of England section being consecrated by Bishop Gilbert of Chichester, followed by a service in All Saints Church. The first burial was that of ‘Yorky’ Smith.


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WW1 Deaths from our records in 1916 are listed below

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                 exploring Hastings Cemetery

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Montague, Archie

Polis, Jospeh

Pratt, Peter James

Riley, Harry Leslie

Riley, Robert James

Slow, Arthur

Smith, William Hiram

Stamp, Douglas B

Stone , William John Brancton

Todd, Albert Charles

Tyrrell, Frank Cecil

White, Alfred

Willis, Edgar Reginald

World War One Deaths in 1916:

Austin, Eric Mannington

Bridgeland Carrot, Arthur

Butler, Wallace

Catt, Jack (Joseph) Bertram

Dunbar, John Thomas

Foster, Percy George

Hill, Frederick J

Hook, Sidney Herbert

Jinks, Alfred Newman

Meech, William Samuel

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