I hadn’t realised when I visited Earlham Cemetery the other day that there are two separate areas for military graves. One is the most obvious in the centre of the cemetery and this has been in operation over the last century. There is though another which backs onto Helena Road and it’s this one which filled up during the middle of the First World War, hence why another area was created.
A war memorial commemorating those who died in the 1870s.
And below are two of the different grave styles in this area of the cemetery, before the standardisation that came following the number of deaths during the First World War.