Also known as: Oxford, Botley Cemetery
|North Hinksey Lane|
Vale of White Horse District
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
This cemetery has 741 wargraves.In addition to the Commonwealth war graves, Oxford (Botley) Cemetery contains almost 70 war graves of other nationalities.During the First World War, the 3rd Southern General Hospital (an Oxfordshire Territorial Unit) was housed in the Examination Schools and a number of other buildings in Oxford. Oxford (Botley) Cemetery contains 156 burials from the First World War, all in the war graves plot in section I/1. The cemetery was designated a Royal Air Force regional cemetery during the Second World War and was used by RAF stations in Berkshire and neighbouring counties. Practically all of the 516 Second World War burials (one of them unidentified) are in the war graves plot, which was extended from the section used during the First World War.
The research information compiled within this Botley Find a Grave Site would not have been possible without records from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Military Crashes in South West Midlands - www.Aviation Archaelogy.Org.UK; Crash Records WW2 RAAF; the London Gazette; Soldiers died Great War database and National Archives of Australia and Canada.
Directions:Leave the Oxford Western bypass (A34) at the Botley Interchange (A34-A420 junction). From the raised roundabout take the exit signposted Oxford A420. At the traffic lights at the bottom of the slipway, bear left then immediately right into North Hinksey Lane. After about 100 metres the lane bends sharp left. The entrance to the Cemetery is about 50 metres beyond the sharp bend on the right hand side. Vehicle access is permitted into the Cemetery. The Commonwealth War Graves Plot is at the end of the driveway behind the Chapel.(text used with permission of CWGC and Stephen Potts and added by Geoffrey Gillon)
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