London Borough of Newham
Greater London England
Postal Code: E7 0NP
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Telephone:020 8534 1486.
The cemetery is privately owned; it was opened in 1874.Not to be confused with the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium in nearby Aldersbrook Road, which because it is so much more well known than Manor Park Cemetery, is often known locally, and even by CWGC, as Manor Park!Moreover, The City of London Cemetery is closer to the district of Manor Park.
Manor Park Cemetery & Crematorium prides itself on traditional family values, the Company having been managed by the same family since its foundation. The grave of Mr. William Nesbitt, the very first interment that took place on 25th March 1875, can still be found on the right hand side of Remembrance Road.
Other historic graves include John Travers Cornwell VC, who, at the age of 16 was the youngest recipient of the Victoria Cross and died from his wounds in Grimbsy after being mortally wounded at the Battle of Jutland in 1916.
Annie Chapman the second victim of Jack the Ripper was buried at Manor Park in September 1888 and there is a royal connection with the large memorial to Mary Orchard, a much loved nanny to the children of Princess Alice. (text by Geoffrey Gillon)