Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery

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Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery is a cemetery in the London Borough of Bromley

Location and History[edit]

Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery is located between South Norwood Country Park and Birkbeck.[1] The cemetery was opened in 1876 [2] although it is often erroneously reported as 1880 and was initially known as the Crystal Palace District Cemetery.[3] It is often referred to today as the Elmers End Cemetery due to its location within Beckenham and proximity to Elmers End station. Beckenham Crematorium opened on the site in 1956.[4]

Burials[edit]

Memorials[edit]

Grave of W.G. Grace
  • 128 World War I graves, including a number of casualties from the Royal Naval Depot at Crystal Palace Park and the Army Services Corp Motor Transport Depot at Grove Park .[2]
  • There is a memorial to 21 members of the Beckenham Auxiliary Fire Service who were killed in the course of a single night (19–20 April 1941) during a German raid on the East End of London in World War II. Many of the firemen were buried in the cemetery, some others in nearby West Wickham.[5]

Notable burials[edit]

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Coordinates: 51°24′06″N 0°03′25″W / 51.40167°N 0.05694°W / 51.40167; -0.05694