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East Cowes (Kingston) Cemetery

East Cowes - Kingston - Cemetery

East Cowes (Kingston) Cemetery, on Kingston Road, was established in 1877 on land given by Queen Victoria from the Osborne Estate. The Queen also donated the iron gates to the original cemetery, these previously stood on York Avenue as part of a botanical park.

The cemetery largely replaced the churchyard of St James's church in East Cowes which was becoming full.

It contains the burial of many prominent local people as well as many Commonwealth War Graves and a memorial to the civilians killed in the blitz of East Cowes on the night of 4th/5th May 1942.
East Cowes civilian war grave and memorial
East Cowes civilian war grave and memorial

A cemetery extension has been opened on the opposite side of Kingston Road.

Ownership passed to Medina Borough Council in 1933 and subsequently passed to the Isle of Wight Council, the Unitary Authority, in 1995.

The Friends of East Cowes’s website includes a database of burials.

See also: East Cowes  -  Cemeteries

Other resources:
    Friends of East Cowes

    Isle of Wight Council - Bereavement Services

(By : last updated - 16 Aug 2020)

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