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                exploring Hastings Cemetery

exploring Hastings cemetery


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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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.

A linked list of the people so far recorded who gave their lives as a result of World War One (the Great War) who are recorded in the common wield, not in the CWG areas, (apart from a few exceptions) can be found here

Deaths in 1914:


Cemetery Trail Leaflet

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