Witham's Cemetery

Witham's Cemetery
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Witham's Cemetery
Witham's Cemetery is located in Gibraltar
Witham's Cemetery
Shown within Gibraltar
Details
CountryGibraltar
Coordinates36°07′43.2″N 5°21′03.0″W / 36.128667°N 5.350833°W / 36.128667; -5.350833Coordinates: 36°07′43.2″N 5°21′03.0″W / 36.128667°N 5.350833°W / 36.128667; -5.350833
TypeCemetery

Witham's Cemetery is a cemetery in Gibraltar.

Description

The cemetery takes its name from Captain Witham, a British officer of the 18th century involved in the sieges of Gibraltar, said to be "a rather spirited gentleman, who enjoyed himself by digging up a garden over the night."[1] The Gibraltar Naval Memorial notes that the U.S. Navy, in cooperation with the British, once moved graves from the Witham's Road Cemetery to the North Front Cemetery.[2]

References

  1. ^ Hassan, Isaac (2005). Gibraltar Heritage Journal: special edition to commemorate the Gibraltar Exhibition at the Jewish Museum, London, 2004. Friends of Gibraltar Heritage Society. ISBN 978-0-9550255-0-1. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  2. ^ American Battle Monuments Commission (1977). Annual Report of the American Battle Monuments Commission. U.S. Government Printing Office. Retrieved 18 February 2013.


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