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British Cemetery Madrid


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I thought that the following link to the British Cemetery, Madrid, might interest Forum members. While there are only a couple of WW1 military graves, the cemetery is - literally - full of fascinating history. Maintained by the British Embassy and a local committee of ex-pats, the cemetery has many 'characters' with colourful histories buried there, not just Brits but all nationalities. Spies, adventurers, the great and the not so good can all be found there.

Some British military burials:

Capt. Alfred Cecil Carter RASC. 15 January 1919. Age 39. Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. Chevalier of the order of the Crown (Italy). Son of Thomas and Jane Carter. Born Liverpool.

Major Stewart Dyer DSO. 3rd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment, formerly 2nd Life Guards. Died of sickness 26 January 1917. Hon. British Attaché British Embassy Madrid Dec 1915 to Dec 1916.

Private Cliff Albert James Grace M2/191729, MT, RASC. 15 December 1918 aged 20. Son of John and Emily Grace, of Chambly, Oise, France. Born Hayling Island, Hants.

My connection with the cemetery is that I have a family member buried there.

I'd be happy to share more information if I can and to see some Forum members' comments.



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The cemetery is in the south-west part of the City, in San Isidro (district of Carbanchel). It is located in a square of the main road - Calle del General Ricardos - and is surrounded on 3 sides by the following streets: Calle del Comandante Fontanes, Calle Inglaterra and Calle de Irlanda. It is easily reached by taxi or road if visiting by car. Cemetery Address: The cemetery entrance is located on the Calle Comandante Fontanes, 7 - 28019 Madrid. GPS Co-ordinates: 40°23'42"N, 3°43'21" (In decimals: 40.395°. -3.7225°)

Madrid British Cemetery was purchased in 1853 and belongs to the British Government. The cemetery contains which contains one 1939-1945 Commonwealth War Grave and three 1914-18 Commonwealth War Graves.


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