Shorncliffe Camp has been home to the Britsh Soldier for over 200 years. It was the birthplace of the Modern British Army under Sir John Moore in 1803 - as featured on Time Team.
Shorncliffe was the main Army camp in WW1 linking Britain to France and the Western Front and home to the Canadian Army.
It features, a Napoleonic Redoubt, Martello Tower, original WW1 training trenches, WW2 defences and Shorncliffe Military cemetery - 550 Commonwealth Soldiers, including 3 VC's.
Open access to site, with Special tours by appointment through the Trust.
For guided tours please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This site is currently under development and no facilities are available.
Light in the Darkest Hour -Hands Across the Ocean
- 6 August 2016 7:30-9:30pm
A evening commemoration and lighting of 300 candle lanterns at Shorncliffe Military Cemetery Kent. Guests will join in a commemoration as part of the CWGC Living Memory Project, to remember over the 141 days that the Battle of the Somme lasted, the fallen who were buried in cemeteries on home soil. Shorncliffe is the final resting place of men from all over the world, and we will be remembering them. The lanterns will be lit and there will be a commemoration of music and readings, as well as a minutes silence and the playing of the Last Post. There is no charge.
Shorncliffe Military Cemetery
There are no admission charges although anyone wishing to sponsor a lantern at £10.00 may do so on the Shorncliffe Trusts Website
and leave a message.