Due to Seaford being used extensively as a training and embarkation base for Commonwealth troops during the First World War, there are over 270 War Graves here. The majority commemorate Canadians, and a number of West Indian soldiers.

This is on the Alfriston road, was opened in 1897, and belonged to the Urban District Council.  It contains 253 burials of the 1914-1918 War, almost all are in four of the plots on the North side, and a War Cross is erected on that side, close to the Chapel. The 36th (Ulster) Division was at Seaford in July and August, 1915; the B.W.I.R. was encamped here; the 10th Canadian Stationary Hospital was at Seaford in November, 1916-January, 1917, and the place then became one of the main Canadian Training Centres. There are 25 burials of the 1939-1945 war including 6 unidentified Merchant seamen. War graves are being maintained by the CWGC. To learn more about the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, visit http://cwgc.org

Outside of Seaford cemetery chapel.Rows of headstones at Seaford Cemetery.A photograph of graves at Seaford Cemetery.

Map showing location of Seaford Cemetery on Alfriston Road

A screenshot of a map showing the location of the Seaford Cemetery on Alfriston Road

















Opening times are from 9am until dusk, seven days a week, all year round.

The cemetery offers traditional plots, lawn cemetery plots and ashes plots. There is also a small ashes garden where cremated remains can be scattered by prior arrangement only.

For further information please contact Lewes District Council on 01273 471600  or visit www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/cemeteries-and-crematorium/seaford-cemetery/

This page was  updated August 2023