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November 2017

A million names and half a million English graves

There are now over 500,000 graves and 1,000,000 names held within the GPR for England.

Yorkshire is currently the county/area which has the most cemeteries and names listed within the GPR

The 500,000's English grave is that for Wynne Wasley in St John the Baptist's Church burial ground, Mathon, Herefordshire, England.

You can check how many graves and names are available within the GPR by looking at the country list page.

Grave monument thumbnail images now available on cemetery pages

There is now an option on each cemetery page to display grave monument thumbnail images.

October 2017

New modification and error correction lists

The new modifications system has now been created.

This new system lists all new modifications that have been made to the GPR website.

The new error correction list shows details of the latest corrections to the GPR database.

September 2017

World War I 1917 warship wreck found

The GPR has a photo of the only body recovered from the loss of the destroyer HMS Pheasant on 1st March 1917.

Midshipman Reginald Alexander Cotter drowned when the destroyer was thought to have struck a mine off Rora Head close to the Old Man of Hoy, Orkney. The German submarine U80 had laid mines in the area on 21st January 1917. All of HMS Pheasant's crew of eighty nine died and only Reginald Cotter's body was recovered. He was twenty years old.

The wreck has been located during an archaeological maritime survey in August 2017 using multi-beam sonar. The wreck is protected as a designated vessel under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986.

You can see details of his grave monument which is in the Lynes Naval Military Cemetery.

Oldest grave monument

A grave monument for someone buried in 1311 has now been added to the GPR.

This is for Sir Robert Du Bois whose monument is inside St Andrew Church, Fersfield, Norfolk.

This was 180 years before Christopher Columbus discovered America!

Sir Robert Du Bois

The earliest one before this was the one for Sir John De Bermingham who was buried in 1393 at St Martin in the Bullring, St Martin, Birmingham, England

Sir John De Bermingham