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Southwark Council is burying and building over WW1 and WW2 CWGC War Graves and the graves of Blitz victims in the Camberwell Cemeteries.


We want them to stop and preserve the cemeteries as nature reserves with respect for the dead buried here and nature and woods for the living.


On Saturday 11th November at 2pm, the Friends of the Camberwell Cemeteries will meet to remember all those killed in the two World Wars and other conflicts who are buried in the Camberwell Cemeteries.


Come and remember the victims of war buried in their cemeteries that Southwark wants to forget.


We will be going to Camberwell Old Cemetery to honour the people who have been buried and built over by Southwark Council and those to be buried and built over next.


These include over 300 WW1 and WW2 service personnel buried in Commonwealth War Graves across both cemeteries - some wounded at Passchendaele - as well as hundreds of civilians who died as a result of V1 and V2 rocket attacks, bombing in the Blitz and other wartime attacks.


Please let others know this is happening and join us to remember all those buried here.


For more information contact the Friends of the Camberwell Cemeteries


Or call: 07731 304 966

Remember the Unrememembered of the Camberwell Cemeteries

2pm-3pm Saturday 11th November

Meet Camberwell Old Cemetery Gates, Forest Hill Rd SE22 0RR    |    |    @southwarkwoods    |    Facebook Page Save Southwark Woods


11th November Remembrance for Southwark's Forgotten War Graves

2pm-3pm Saturday 11th November 2017

Meet Camberwell Old Cemetery Gates, Forest Hill Road London SE22 0RR



"Uproar of local people as Church of England supports mounding over and digging up local people's graves"

South London Press


"War graves lost as court gives council permission to bury civilians on top of WW1 soldiers"

Daily Telegraph


"London Councils Are Selling Private Burial Plots On Paupers' Graves."


Britain at War Magazine, July 2017 issue

Click to download Britain at War article
PASSCHENDAELE_soldiers carrying stretcher in the mud IMG_20160911_171735851 WILLIAM STANLAKE VC COLDSTREAM GUARDS IMG_20170530_175933009 IMG_20170530_174422247 CWGC WAR GRAVES ON AREA Z - NOT THE 5 ORIGINALLY C SSL23392

William Stanlake VC's grave, woodland glade, Camberwell Old Cemetery

Unremembered by Southwark Council - but remembered by the Coldstream Guards and Victoria Cross Association who located his grave, erected the new headstone and visit regularly to ensure he is still remembered.

Victoria Cross Association record of William Stanlake VC


Headstones from WW2 era on One Tree Hill Camberwell New Cemetery - toppled and since removed by Southwark Council to build a road over them to 124 burial plots

Camberwell Old Cemetery War Memorial lists all WW1 and WW2 soldiers buried here - including 131 WW1 soldiers in graves scattered across the cemetery, many being built over

Passchendaele: over 600,000 soldiers were killed in three months July to November 1917 (photo: BBC)

Below: Area Z plan showing 48 WW1 and WW2 Commonwealth War Graves Southwark is building over with blind indifference