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The British Cemetery, Corfu Town, Corfu 2017

The British Cemetery, Corfu Town, Corfu 2017

This is an exceptional old garden full of trees shrubs and flowers including orchids and continues to be the last place of rest for Anglicans in Corfu.

Corfu British Cemetery was opened as a military cemetery in about 1855, and contains 13 First World War burials. The 16 Second World War burials are mostly of casualties from destroyers mined in the Corfu channel. The Commission also maintains 438 non-war military and civilian graves in the cemetery including 1 unnamed civilian teacher buried in Plot 3, Grave 20. There is a collective grave containing an unspecified number of unidentified victims of the collision of H.M.S. Orwell in Plot 3, grave 4.

The island of Corfu was used during the First World War as a British and United States naval base. A convalescent camp and military hospital were also stationed there. In 1916, the island was used as a rest camp for the Serbian army.

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Photo prise @ Σπηλια le 14 septembre 2017 (© Dis da fi we / Flickr)

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