This collection was created from transcripts made in the 1980s of the memorial inscriptions in the Cheriton Road Cemetery in Folkestone, Kent. In some instances, the individual may only be commemorated on a memorial and not, in fact, buried there. During the transcription process, some graves were recorded twice with slight differences.
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Cheriton Road Cemetery, a Victorian cemetery, dates back to the mid-1800s. The first burial took place in 1856, and there are approximately 15,000 graves in the cemetery. Among these are 43 war graves, dating from 1914 to 1921, and a memorial to members of the Machine Gun Corps and one for the 284 sailors on the German ship Grosser Kurfurst that sunk in 1878. A few entries pertain to individuals who died prior to the cemetery’s opening and are mostly recorded as having been buried elsewhere (e.g. St Mary).
The last burial took place in 1995 and only the interment of ashes into family plots continues today. The cemetery’s burial registers begin with the first burial and continue to this day.
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