|1171 Cumbernauld Road|
Glasgow City Scotland
Postal Code: G33 2QS
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Riddrie Cemetery is a non-sectarian cemetery with a Jewish section located on Provanmill Road in Glasgow City, Scotland.
The first interment took place in July 1901. It is a non-sectarian cemetery with a Jewish section.Glasgow City Council have closed an area within section A of this cemetery due to subsidence and it is likely to remain closed for the forseeable future. For safety reasons, public access is therefore no longer possible. The commonwealth War Graves Commission are planning to build a memorial, to be erected close to the Cross of Sacrifice, to commemorate the 21 war casualties buried in the closed section.
Glasgow was one of the ports of embarkation for the British Expeditionary Force in 1914 and several military hospitals opened in the city during the First World War, including the 3rd and 4th Scottish General (1,200 beds each), and the Merryflats War Hospital (500 beds). Battalions of a number of Scottish regiments had their headquarters at Glasgow during both wars, most notably the Highland Light Infantry. The Clydeside shipyards were targeted by German bombers during the Blitz, and Glasgow suffered a particularly ferocious attack on the night of 13/14 March 1941 when many civilians and servicemen were killed. there are about 100 scattered burials of the First World War and 248 of the Second World War. [text added by Geoffrey Gillon]