St Mary's Church burial ground, Caterham, Surrey, England

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St Mary's Church burial ground
Caterham
Surrey, England

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St Mary's Church burial ground, Caterham

Notes about the burial ground

Caterham Barracks was the home of the Brigade of Guards from 1877 until its closure in 1995. The churchyard has dozens of 19th century graves of guardsmen who died in barracks, many of them only teenagers. 20th century military graves have Commonwealth War Grave Commission markers of which there are many. A notable 1892 chest tomb erected by the Officers and men of the Guards Brigade marks the grave of the last known soldier to have fought at Waterloo, an Irishman called Samuel Gibson who died aged 101. The Barracks site has now been redeveloped for housing. This site http://www.stmary-caterham.org.uk/graves-m.html has a sketch of the churchyard and an index of the first persons named on the gravestone. About 80% of the legible pre 1950 gravestones have been photographed and indexed by Gravestone Photos. Memorials inside the church have not been photographed.


The GPR holds 543 grave and 934 person records for the burial ground.

Photographed and indexed by Steve Lockwood

There have been 19 requests for photographs from the burial ground.

The latest details for the burial ground were added on 17 January 2016


For information about this locality within Surrey,
have a look at the Oultwood directory for Surrey

For information about education in this locality within Surrey,
have a look at the Schools Web Index for Surrey

Grave Monument Photographs

Below are the names that appear on the photographs or records held by the GPR for St Mary's Church burial ground, Caterham, Surrey, England.

If you would like to obtain a free copy of any of the photographs for the names listed on this page just click either the GPR reference number or one of the full names. For further information please visit our how to request an image page.

To see details of other people with the same surname, just click on the surname that is of interest.

The ages given on monuments are often incorrect and so dates of birth should be consided as probable rather than actual. Please also note that all ages and dates of birth in red have been calculated and are not on the monument.

The postcode for this burial ground is CR3 5RA - if you have a GPS this might be useful to locate this burial ground!

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