VCs, Royal Arsenal workers and mayors
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  • All records for Plumstead Cemetery in South East London are immediately available on
  • Opened in 1890, Plumstead is the third cemetery in the Royal Borough of Greenwich to be included on the Deceased Online database.
  • Located on a hillside, the cemetery has fine vistas across London. It features many interesting graves and memorials including two former Mayors of Woolwich and two recipients of the Victoria Cross; Private Thomas Flawn and Gunner Alfred Smith.
  • There is also a memorial to victims of accidental explosions at the Royal Arsenal, (opened in the late 17th Century) which was located in nearby Woolwich.
  • You can read more details about this cemetery and many others within the ‘database coverage’ section on
  • The data for Plumstead Cemetery comprise:
    • Computerised records
    • Grave details indicating those buried in each grave
    • Scans of burial registers
    • Cemetery maps indicating grave locations
    • Some photographs of memorials and headstones

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