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Netley Military Cemetery is in the grounds of Royal Victoria Park where once stood the huge Royal Victoria Military Hospital, now demolished. Only the chapel remains and traces of the railway lines that used to bring in the hospital trains. To reach the cemetery, take the path from the tea rooms, past the chapel towards the wooded area. The cemetery is about 500 metres into the wood. It belongs to the Ministry of Defence and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Some burials date back to the Crimea with graves of soldiers who came home wounded and later died. There are 636 First World War Commonwealth burials including Albert Johnson of Ketton and 69 German burials. There is also a Second World War plot.

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Albert
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