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Manor Park Cemetery & Crematorium

Manor Park Cemetery & Crematorium,
Sebert Rd,
Forest Gate,
E7 0NP

With nearly 387,000 interments in its 43 acres, Manor Park Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in East London. The Cemetery and Crematorium are located near Forest Gate in the London Borough of Newham (records for which are also on Deceased Online) and is near to the site of the 2012 Olympic Park.

Manor Park Cemetery and Crematorium is privately owned and has been managed by the same family since its foundation in 1875. Indeed, the grave of Mr. William Nesbitt, the very first interment that took place on 25th March 1875, can still be found on the right hand side of Remembrance Road.

Manor Park Cemetery
There are records for nearly 387,000 interments available for the period 25th March 1875 to January 2013. These comprise:

  • Digital scans of burial registers until 26th February 1996
  • Computerised data from 27th February 1997
  • Details of each grave with grave occupants
  • Cemetery maps providing the sections where each grave is located (available on most but not all interments)

Other historic graves and memorials include:

  • John Travers Cornwell VC (1900-1916), who died from his wounds at the age of 16. John (known as 'Jack' or 'Boy Cornwell') is believed to be the 3rd youngest recipient of the Victoria Cross for losing his life while staying at his post in the Battle of Jutland in 1916.
  • Annie Chapman (1841-1888), the second victim of Jack the Ripper was buried here in September 1888.
  • There is a royal connection with the large memorial to Mary Orchard (1830-1906), a much loved nanny to the children of Princess Alice.
  • Elizabeth Ann Everest (d 1895) was nanny to Winston Churchill
  • There is a memorial to the 10 year old little hero John Clinton (d 1894) who perished whilst trying to save a drowning friend
  • William Thomas Ecclestone (1863-1915) was, at the time of his death, reckoned to be at 38 stones the 2nd heaviest man in the world. He's affectionately known on his memorial as 'Jolly Jumbo'.
  • There are approximately 100 war graves

Manor Park Crematorium
Opened in 1955, Manor Park Crematorium is located in the centre of Manor Park Cemetery complete with a columbarian and pavilion for lasting memorials and a beautiful woodland glade and remembrance garden.

All cremation records are now available on Deceased Online and these comprise digital scans of registers for the period 1955 to 1991 and thereafter, computerised entries. There are approximately 42,000 records in total.

Note: to comply with UK data protection and GDPR, addresses of the deceased are masked in register scans for the last 15 years.

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