Ann’s Hill Cemetery, Anns Hill Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3JX
Honour the fallen and hear their stories
Ann’s Hill Cemetery is the final resting place of over 280 servicemen and women who lost their lives in the two world wars.
During both wars, Gosport was a significant seaport and Naval depot, with many government factories and installations based here, as well as the Haslar Naval Hospital. No 5 Squadron Royal Flying Corps were based at Gosport just before the outbreak of the First World War and during the Second World War the town acted as base to No 17 Group Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy Light Coastal Forces.
Your guide, Alan, will start with a short talk on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (when and why it was formed, who created it and what it does today) and then lead you on the tour.
You’ll hear stories of a number of heroes and interesting characters from WW1 and WW2, who are buried and commemorated at Ann’s Hill Cemetery and other War Grave sites.
Please meet your Guide, 5 minutes before the start of tour, in the ‘New Cemetery’ (on your left heading towards Anns Hill Arch).
Duration 90 minutes.
Please note that this is an Event from 2021
Parking is available immediately outside the cemetery on both sides of the road. Wheelchair access is good for the talk and some of the tour but, when viewing some of the individual graves, access may be more challenging. The ground surface can be uneven in places. Suitable flat footwear is recommended, and a waterproof coat (or umbrella) if inclement. Bug repellent spray can also be useful.
This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.
Please arrive 5 minutes before start of tour. This is a public cemetery – due respect should be given to visitors and mourners at all times.
MAP / DIRECTIONS
Ann’s Hill cemetery is a large area behind a lond bricked wall off Ann’s Hill Road. The tour will take place in the New Cemetery (a small Commonwealth War Graves Plaque is on the entrance gate pillar of the the New Cemetery). There is an old cemetery and chapel on the other side of the road but all visitors should meet at the New Cemetery.