Friday, 21 September 2012

London's Charlton Cemetery records online

From Deceased Online (

Victorian Charlton Cemetery features thousands of military graves

All records for the historically important Charlton Cemetery in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, South East London have been added to

Opened in 1855, Charlton Cemetery includes thousands of graves associated with the military and related state institutions as it is located near the Royal Observatory, the site of the Woolwich Arsenal, the Old Royal Naval College, the National Maritime Museum and the Dreadnought's Seamen's Hospital

Graves and memorials for many famous military leaders and historical figures of the British Empire are featured. These include two admirals who served with Nelson; governors of Burma, Malta and Gibraltar; and servicemen who fought in numerous (some obscure) military campaigns including the celebrated Major General Orde Wingate

The data comprise:
  • Compturerised records
  • Grave details indicating those buried in each grave
  • Scans of burial registers
  • Cemetery maps indicating grave locations
  • Some photographs of memorials and headstones

There are more details about this fascinating cemetery and many others within the 'database coverage' section on

Find out more about the cemeteries and the famous and infamous featured on Deceased Online. Read our new blog by historian and genealogist Emma Jolly.



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