Ryde Social Heritage Group research the social history of the citizens of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Documenting their lives, businesses and burial transcriptions.
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November 2006 – Lest We Forget

war grave

A Time to Remember

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Extract from The Fallen by Laurenc Binon

In Ryde cemetery there are 51 war graves: 23 from WW1 and 28 from WW2.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission actually lists 52 names on its Debt of Honour Register, this is because Hugh Arthur Smith served as H A Scovell in the Royal Artillery and he is commemorated under both names.

To find all the war graves in Ryde Cemetery you can use the Advance Search option:

From the RSHG Home Page click on the green button ‘Surname Search’ in the top right hand corner, this takes you to the Search Results page, just below the tool bar you will see a blue tab BROWSE RECORDS > Select the middle ‘Search’ button, this takes you to the Search Options page, scroll down and select option 4 ‘Advanced Search’, this takes you to the page where you can refine your search options, scroll down to the option for Grave Type and select ‘War Grave’ from the drop down list then click on the green ‘Surname Search’ button near the bottom of the page. This will take you to links to all of the 52 names marked as War Graves.

If you click on a name you will be taken to the record for that individual and if you scroll down to the bottom of any record you may find links to documents containing more information about that individual, such as census, death and/or funeral information.
Related Website: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Website URL: http://www.cwgc.org/