Overview

The 4.5 acre Brookwood American Cemetery and Memorial in England lies to the west of the large civilian cemetery built by the London Necropolis Co. and contains the graves of 468 of our military dead. Close by are military cemeteries and monuments of the British Commonwealth and other allied nations. Automobiles may drive through the commonwealth or civilian cemeteries to the American cemetery.

Within the American cemetery the headstones are arranged in four plots, grouped around the flagpole. The regular rows of white marble headstones on the smooth lawn are framed by masses of shrubs and evergreen trees which form a perfect setting for the chapel, a classic white stone building on the north-end of the cemetery. The interior of the chapel is of tan-hued stone. Small, stained glass windows light the altar and flags and the carved cross. On the walls within the chapel are inscribed the names of 563 of the missing.

Dedicated:
Location: United Kingdom
Burials:
468
Missing in Action:
563
Acres:
4.50
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Cemetery Information

Visiting Hours

The cemetery is open daily to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except December 25 and January 1. It is open on host country holidays. When the cemetery is open to the public, a staff member is on duty in the visitor building to answer questions and escort relatives to grave and memorial sites.

Contact Us

Brookwood American Cemetery
Dawney Hill - Brookwood
GU 240 JB
Woking
United Kingdom

Directions

GPS Coordinates: 51° 18' 4" N , 0° 38' 26" W

Brookwood American Cemetery is located directly south of the town of Brookwood, Surrey, England, seven miles northwest of Guildford, and nine miles northeast of Aldershot.

Travel via Car:
Brookwood American Cemetery is located directly south of the town of Brookwood, Surrey, England, seven miles northwest of Guildford, and nine miles northeast of Aldershot.

Travel via Train:
Waterloo station is less than 25 minutes away via train. The cemetery is about 300 yards west of the Brookwood railroad station.

Travel via Airplane:
London is about 30 miles from the cemetery.

Lodging:
Hotels are available in Woking, Guildford, Aldershot and other nearby towns.

News & Events

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During Memorial Day weekend ABMC sites paid tribute to the more than 218,000 individuals commemorated at these overseas cemeteries.