War Memorial

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Lawnswood Cemetery contains 138 burials of the First World War, 88 of them forming a war graves plot. As these graves could not be marked individually, the names of the dead are recorded on a screen wall. The rest of the First World War burials and all of the 67 Second World War burials are scattered throughout the cemetery.


A further screen wall bears the names of 105 casualties of both wars buried in Leeds General Cemetery where their graves could no longer be maintained. In all, there are now 222 First World War casualties and 91 from the Second World War commemorated in this cemetery. The Columbarium houses a memorial to 94 WW II casualties whose remains were cremated.

Info from: Commonwealth War Graves Commission who also maintain the memorial and war graves.