Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery contains 580 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war. The majority are in three war graves plots. The United Kingdom plot (in Square 89) has 266 graves, the Australian plot (near the main entrance) has 23 and the Canadian plot (in Square 52, also containing New Zealand and South African burials) has 36. The graves in the United Kingdom plot and the remaining war graves scattered throughout the cemetery could not be marked individually; the casualties buried in these graves are therefore commemorated by name on a Screen Wall inside the main entrance gate to the cemetery.
Private Herbert Storey, aged 16, the second youngest Rutland soldier to die in the First World War, lies buried here. His grave is in the small UK area (Square 89) but is unmarked as are the other 265 burials here. His plot number is 32488. If you look front-on to the low wall marking the site, his grave is up on the right within touching distance of the path (exactly where the poppy is placed on our map and also see photograph below). His name is remembered on the Screen Wall inside the main entrance to the cemetery in Limesford Road. This is because the original Cross and Memorial were destroyed in a Second World War bombing raid. Part of the memorial was uncovered recently by the Friends of Nunhead Cemetery and restored by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission but the graves around it are overgrown. If you want to visit, contact the Friends in advance and they will be happy to show you the exact plot and the screen wall. When we visited, volunteer Malcolm could not have been more helpful and showed us around this amazing cemetery.
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