We’re deeply saddened to say that our WWI historian, Peter Bradshaw, died recently.
Peter co-founded the Friends and his dedication and determination to see WWI servicemen honoured with a restored or new headstone is an inspiration to us all.
Shortly before Peter passed away, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission installed the latest headstone in the General Cemetery for Uriah Collett.
The Friends of Gainsborough Cemeteries and Chapel was set-up to help restore the family headstones of servicemen and women who died during WWI and WWII.
Both cemeteries have graves recognised by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
We also work to preserve both the General Cemetery, its Chapel, and the North Warren (Non-Conformist) Cemetery. With the kind permission 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 in Gainsborough.