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Hollybrook Memorial

The Hollybrook Memorial commemorates almost 1,000 service men of the Army and Air Forces who died in seas around the United Kingdom during the First World War and have no known grave. Amongst the names are hundreds of South African native labour corps, volunteers and Field Marshal Lord Kitchner, Secretary of State of War.

Hollybrook Cemetery, which contains the Hollybrook Memorial, is situated close to Southampton University Hospital which lies to the north of the port city of Southampton, the principal port of embarkation for British forces during the First World War. 

After the First World War it was decided that the memorial to commemorate those servicemen of the army and air forces who died in seas around the United Kingdom during the First World War and have no known grave would be built here. One of the largest groups commemorated here are the men of the South African Native Labour Corps who died when their transport ship sank off the Isle of Wight. Within the cemetery are the graves of more than 370 First and Second World War service personnel.

Hollybrook Memorial

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Tremona Rd, Shirley, Southampton SO16 6HW


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