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British Cemetery

British Cemetery Road, Ocracoke, NC
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Reverent moment

Graves of 4 British seamen from a ship sunk by a German sub in WW2. These were the only bodies ever... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2016
BCMjr
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Columbia, South Carolina
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A bit of history

Easy to find. Small cemetery for some Brits who were lost in WWII escorting supplies to England... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2016
cmurff3
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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The remains of four British soldiers whose ship was sunk off the coast during World War II are buried here.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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British Cemetery Road, Ocracoke, NC
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Graves of 4 British seamen from a ship sunk by a German sub in WW2. These were the only bodies ever found. The site is maintained by the Coast Guard. Placks explained the site.

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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Easy to find. Small cemetery for some Brits who were lost in WWII escorting supplies to England. Sad but poignant reminder of the thousands who lost their lives just off the coast of NC.

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

If you are a history buff then this would be of interest to you. I never knew that this even existed until we went to Ocracoke for the day.

Thank piratemame
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Although we are English we did not appreciate that armoured English trawlers had been deployed during WW2 to protect the US East coast and that sailors had been killed during such a deployment

Thank hojo1892
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

A very nice memorial and tribute to the fallen British soldiers lost in battles back in the late 1700's. Four bodies were recovered with all the rest of the fallen lost in the waters off Ocracoke. The British still to this day come on a...More

Thank Hugonaples
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This small burial plot is well maintained, easily located, and clearly described on signs at the location.

Thank Milthill
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Hard to find this gem but please do, it will also lead you to a great shop and homes from the 1800's.

Thank Jennifer O
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We drove past as there is no parking at the actual area, so took pictures from the car, as a histroy lover would have loved to get closer, will take bikes next time

Thank sfailen2011
Reviewed 29 June 2016

There is not a whole lot to do on this island other than going to the beach and eating out. This is right in town so it is worth a short walk for a little bit of history.

Thank W4835TAsandral
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We found this place fascinating, as we had never known about the ship or the story behind this cemetery. We walked there from the lighthouse, it was worth a visit.

Thank aph03
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