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The British Cemetery in Elvas, Portugal

The only cemetery in the Iberian Peninsula do hold the bodies of men killed in battle during the Peninsular War.

The British Cemetery in Elvas, Portugal, is the one of the oldest British Military Cemeteries in existence. It holds just five known graves, but two of these are the only marked graves of thousands of British soldiers who fell at the Battle of Albuera and another is a memorial to one of the thousands who fell during the three sieges of Badajoz.

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The British Cemetery in Elvas, Portugal

The Association of the Friends of the British Cemetery

Was founded to undertake the maintenance of the neglected British Cemetery

As part of our project to install memorials to all the regiments that fought in the battle of Albuera and the sieges of Badajoz, in 2000 the Portuguese Army funded a major restoration of the Cemetery, which is now and attractive and peacefull place.

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The Association of the Friends of the British Cemetery

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Lady Jane Wellesley, daughter of the 8th Duke of Wellington and patron of our Association
Lady Jane Wellesley