Locksbrook Cemetery


The number of deaths at the hospital was remarkably small, and those who died were buried in Locksbrook cemetery on the Upper Bristol Road. The funeral corteges were led by a band playing the funeral march and escorted by soldiers with reversed rifles. After the war the remains of American soldiers were disinterred and conveyed in special coffins back to America. The graves of the Australian soldiers remain, and since the end of the WW1 a regular ceremony has taken place at the cemetery on Anzac Day to commemorate those who died. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission finance the maintenance of this section of Locksbrook Cemetery where white headstones mark the graves of the 44 casualties from the Bath War Hospital alongside a Cross of Remembrance.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>