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Brookwood Military Cemetery is part of Brookwood Cemetery, also known as the London Necropolis, which was established in 1852. The Military Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom, was established in 1917 to accommodate Commonwealth and United States dead of World War I, then expanded during World War II to include French, Polish, Czech, Belgian, Italian, and other nationalities who fought in Commonwealth units during the war.
The Brookwood (1939-1945) Memorial commemorates nearly 3,500 men and women of the land forces of the Commonwealth who died during the Second World War and have no known grave, the circumstances of their death being such that they could not appropriately be commemorated on any of the campaign memorials in the various theatres of war. They died in the campaign in Norway in 1940, or in the various raids on enemy occupied territory in Europe such as Dieppe and St Nazaire. Others were special agents who died as prisoners or while working with Allied underground movements. Some died at sea, in hospital ships and troop transports, in waters not associated with the major campaigns, and a few were killed in flying accidents or in aerial combat. The Brookwood Memorial was designed by Ralph Hobday and unveiled by Queen Elizabeth II on 25 October 1958. It is located at the southern end of the Canadian section of the cemetery.