Friday, 14 September 2012

Greenwich records on Deceased Online

Deceased Online ( has two major new datasets on its site for Greenwich in London:

Greenwich Cemetery has nearly 94,000 burials many historically interesting and include:

• 556 WW1 burials scattered around the cemetery and an impressive Great War Heroes Memorial commemorates over 260 of these.
• Over 120 WW2 burials
• An additional 30 WW2 Norwegian burials, part of a beautifully maintained Norwegian
• Two of the most notable burials are: Lt Gen Sir Arthur Holland (1862-1927), Commander of the Royal Artillery 8th Division in WW1; and Nikolay Ogarev (1813-1877), Russian poet, historian and political activist.

Eltham Cemetery (aka Falconwood) is a small cemetery, dating back to 1935, attached to Eltham Crematorium, but features some interesting memorials and burials including Richmal Crompton, author of the best-selling ‘Just William’ novels and short stories. The cemetery comprises 15,000 burials and data for all of these are now available on Deceased Online together with 210,000 records for the Crematorium.
Most of the records for both cemeteries comprise burial registers, grave details and cemetery maps with grave locations as well as some memorial photographs.

The Deceased Online database for London now includes 1.6 m records and this will top 2 million within the next few months as more cemeteries and areas are added. Among these are three more cemeteries for the Royal Borough of Greenwich to be included soon.

(With thanks to Richard Gray)


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