The Friends of the General Cemetery was set-up to help preserve the General Cemetery and the North Warren (Non-Conformist) Cemetery with the kind help of Gainsborough Town Council.

The General Cemetery is situated on Cox’s Hill in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. And the North Warren Cemetery is on Ropery Road. Both cemeteries have graves recognised by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

West Lindsey’s Churches Festival

We’ll be opening the General Cemetery Chapel on May 13th and 14th from 10am until 3pm on both days. 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of  the arrival of the HQ of 33 Squadron in Gainsborough, sent here to try  to intercept Zeppelins crossing Lincolnshire.

Eight officers from the  Squadron are buried in the cemetery close to the Chapel. The officers  are from New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, Argentina and London.

There  will be an exhibition in the Chapel and cemetery walks to see the  restored headstones. Book 3 of Gainsborough’s War Story will be  available.

Can you help?

We’re looking for relatives of Emmeline Elizabeth Beilby. More details here.


Contact: Susan Edlington

The Friends of Gainsborough Cemeteries and Chapel is a small charity run by volunteers. Contact: Susan Edlington

WWI Headstones

The Friends are working to restore the headstones of servicemen who served in WWI.

Please click, or tap,  here for more information.

Family History

We can help with Family history research requests. Please click, or tap, here for more information.


Twice a year, in May and November, we open the Chapel for an exhibition. Please click, or tap, here for more information.

Friends of the General Cemetery