|Kingston upon Hull|
Kingston upon Hull Unitary Authority
East Riding of Yorkshire England
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
There are 5 main Cemeteries within Hull's boundaries. Hull General Cemetery was privately run by the Hull General Cemetery Company until 1972 when it closed for burials and the council took over its maintenance. The remaining four were created as municipal cemeteries and are still run by Hull City Council. Burial Registers are on microfilm for each of them. The dates they cover are:
Western (old), Spring Bank West 1861 – 1994
Western (new), Chanterlands Ave 1889 – 1994
Hedon Road (old) 1875 – 1994
Hedon Road (new) 1897 – 1994
Northern Cemetery, Chanterlands Ave 1915 – 1994
Eastern Cemetery, Preston Road 1931 – 1994
General Cemetery, Spring Bank West 1847 – 1972
Hull Northern Cemetery is situated on the road to Cottingham, the main entrance being on the corner of Chanterlands Avenue.Hull, the third largest port in the United Kingdom, was subjected to many heavy air raids throughout the Second World War, although the Humber was strongly defended by heavy anti-aircraft guns, by barrage balloons, and by ships of the home fleet. The Cemetery contains 279 Second World War burials, most of them scattered but about 50 of them forming a war plot in Compartments 200,201 and 202. There are also 69 scattered First World War burials. There is also a Memorial Screen Wall constructed of Portland stone. It has six panels (three on either side) recording the names of 65 casualties who were cremated at Hedon Road Crematorium and a central panel commemorating servicemen buried in this cemetery whose graves could not be marked. In addition, the screen wall commemorates 25 casualties buried in Hull (Holy Trinity, Hessle Road) Cemetery and 14 buried in Hull General Cemetery, where graves could no longer be maintained. There are also special memorial headstones to 7 casualties buried in Sculcoates (Sacristy) Cemetery.
Including these commemorations, the commitment of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission at this site is 298 casualties of the Second World War, including 2 unidentified sailors of the Royal Navy and 114 casualties of First World War. There are also 13 Foreign National war burials, including 2 unidentified German airmen and 4 non-war Service burials here.
[text added by Geoffrey Gillon]