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Bisley Cemetery, Bisley
Bisley Cemetery,
Holloway Road,
Bisley, Gloucestershire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded about 1914, and we understand it is still open.

Bisley Cemetery occupies a lengthy triangular plot on the east side of Holloway Road, south of the village. It contains 2 Commonwealth War Graves - those of Private J.A. JORDAN, who died 19 Dec 1918, and Lieutenant Michael Thomas Carey SADLER, who died 1 Oct 1942, aged 26. The gates to the Cemetery are of black wrought iron, embellished with white lettering. The gate on the left has the initials "M-T-C-S", and that on the right the dates "1916-1942". One might assume they were erected in Lieut. Sadler's memory.

One source in my possession suggests it opened 1914, but I have been unable to verify this. It is not mentioned in Kelly's Directory of 1923, nor in any sources I've been able to discover online. According to their Handlist of Sources, there are no records held by Gloucestershire Archives.

Denomination

Now or formerly a Cemetery.

In most cases this will be a record of its original consecration.

Maps

This Cemetery is located at OS grid reference SO9050505633. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 16 May 2017 at 11:51.

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