27 January 2012

Deceasedonline.com adds West Ham Cemetery burial records

A major new cemetery is now at Deceasedonline.com from the London Borough of Newham, where most of the 2012 Olympics will be held.

West Ham Cemetery, situated in Forest Gate opened in 1857 and has continued to provide burials in 22 acres of grounds. Approximately 180,000 burial records are available. The data available comprise computerised index records, details of graves including names of all those buried in each grave, and cemetery section maps to locate graves.

Only the index records are available, and not the full burial register records, as regrettably these were irrecoverably damaged due to flooding.

Although there appear to be no especially well known people buried in the cemetery it is the resting place of two firemen killed in the 1917 Silvertown munitions factory explosion, which killed 69 and injured 390. There are also over 200 Commonwealth war graves.

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