- This article is about the cemetery in south-east London; another Charlton Cemetery is located in Dover.
Charlton Cemetery is a cemetery, opened in 1855, covering 15 acres of ground in Charlton, south-east London. Situated in Cemetery Lane to the east of Charlton Park, the cemetery has retained its Victorian layout, and features two 19th century chapels and numerous military graves.
It was originally created as "Gentleman's Cemetery" by Charlton Burial Board on eight acres of land that were formerly part of the estate of Sir Thomas Maryon-Wilson. A further seven acres was added in the 20th century. The two chapels are both 19th century: the Church of England chapel is Early English style and has a stained glass west window (showing the Entombment) presented in 1865 by the local vicar; the Roman Catholic Chapel is in Decorated style.
The graves and memorials include:
- Peter Barlow (mathematician) (1776-1862), and his civil engineer son William Henry Barlow (1812-1902).
- Sir Geoffrey Callender, the first director of the National Maritime Museum
- George Cooper (1844-1909) - London politician
- William Clark Cowie (d 1910) - administrator of Borneo
- Sir William Dalyell - who fought in the Napoleonic Wars
- Lt-Gen Sir William Dobbie (1879-1964) - veteran of the Second Boer War, and First and Second World Wars
- Frederick Hobson Leslie (1855-1892) - Actor and comedian
- Thomas Murphy (d 1932) - former owner of Charlton greyhound track (his memorial features two sleeping greyhounds)
- General Sir Charles Edward Nairne (1836-1899) - Commander-in-Chief, India.
- Admiral Sir Watkin Owen Pell
- Admiral George Perceval, 6th Earl of Egmont - a midshipman at the Battle of Trafalgar
- Sir John Maryon-Wilson - instrumental in the preservation of Hampstead Heath
- Rachel O. Wingate (1901-1953) - linguist and missionary. The cemetery also contains a memorial to her brother Major General Orde Wingate (1903–1944) - head of the 'Chindits' in Burma - who is buried at Arlington, Washington, U.S.A.
The cemetery also contains the marked graves of 56 Commonwealth burials from the First World War (plus a memorial to two sailors and two soldiers in unmarked graves), and a further 55 from the Second World War. A War Cross faces the entrance to the cemetery.
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