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CWGC Tours 2023 – Morpeth (St. Mary the Virgin) Churchyard
September 12 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMFree
Find out why British, Polish, Dutch and New Zealand nationals are all commemorated in the churchyard. Learn the mystery of the Belgian soldier who fought with Russian forces in WW1 but is buried Morpeth churchyard.
The 19 First World War burials in Morpeth (St. Mary The Virgin) Churchyard are in the oldest part of the churchyard, and the 13 Second World War burials form part of a war graves plot in the newer western part. However, there was a Polish camp and hospital at Morpeth during and immediately after the war, and most of the graves in this plot are those of Polish servicemen. In addition to these 74 Polish burials, there are seven war graves of other nationalities.
Access: Parking nearby; Uneven ground. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear suitable footwear.
Additional Information: Max 12 people per tour/session. Contact for the day: Public.Engagement@cwgc.org
MEETING POINT: At the car park at the side entrance to the churchyard, off St. Mary’s Field NE61 2QD (site of former Storey Park Community Centre).