During the two world wars, the United Kingdom became an island fortress used for training troops and launching land, sea and air operations around the globe. There are more than 170,000 Commonwealth war graves in the United Kingdom, many being those of servicemen and women killed on active service, or who later succumbed to wounds. Others died in training accidents, or because of sickness or disease. The graves, many of them privately owned and marked by private memorials, will be found in more than 12,000 cemeteries and churchyards.
Weymouth Cemetery contains 63 burials of the First World War and 15 from the Second World War, all scattered.
Weymouth Crematorium is situated in the cemetery and 16 servicemen and women of the Second World War whose remains were cremated there are commemorated on bronze panels in the chapel..