Lodge Hill Cemetery has its own First World War memorial where victims of the war who died at the Southern Cross Hospital (located at the University of Birmingham’s campus at Edgbaston) are buried. In June 2014 Paganel Primary School visited Lodge Hill Cemetery to commemorate the start of World war 1, one hundred years earlier (August 28th 1914).
For the last two years we have continued our interest in the World War One graves at Lodge Hill Cemetery - it contains 498 First World War burials, most of them in a war graves plot in Section B10. For our Untold stories project, funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund First World War Then and Now grant, we focused on the untold stories of soldiers returning to Birmingham from the Great War with serious physical and psychological injuries
Most recently we have visited the graves to explore the Battle of the Somme and it's impact on Birmingham (funded by Living Memories Commonwealth War Graves Commision). We have also been developing a learning resource for schools interested in visiting Lodge Hill Cemetery to look at the stories of soldiers buried there: