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Brookwood, Surrey, England

The World War I Brookwood American Cemetery and Memorial is located southwest of the town of Brookwood, Surrey, England, about six miles north of Guildford and nine miles north-east of Aldershot.   It may be reached by automobile from London, a distance of twenty-eight miles, or by train from Waterloo Station in less than an hour.   The cemetery is about 300 yards from the Brookwood Station.   There are hotels and restaurants at Woking, Guildford, Aldershot and other nearby towns.

This small cemetery of four and a half acres lies within the large civilian cemetery of the London Necropolis Company and contains the graves of 468 American military Dead from World War I.   Close by are military cemeteries and monuments of the British Commonwealth and other Allied nations.   Automobiles may drive through the Necropolis to the American cemetery.

Within the American cemetery the headstones are arranged in four plots, grouped about the flagpole.   The regular rows of white marble headstones on the smooth lawn are framed by masses of shrubs and evergreen trees which form a perfect setting for the chapel, a classic white stone building on the northwest side of the cemetery. The interior of the chapel is of tan-hued stone.   Small stained-glass windows light the altar and flags and the carved cross above them.   On the walls within the chapel are inscribed the names of 563 of the Missing in Action, who gave their lives in the service of their country and whose graces are at sea.

The cemetery is open daily to the public from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm except December 25 and January 1.  It is open on host country holidays.  When the cemetery is open to the public, a staff member is on duty in the Visitors’ Building to answer questions and escort relatives to grave and memorial sites.

 

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