108FAV - Cemetery Mass Burial - Marching

109FAV - Cemetery Mass Burial - Flowers

110FAV - Cemetery Mass Burial - Ceremony

111FAV - Love Lane Cemetery

The explosion at the works at Faversham Uplees occurred on Sunday 2nd April 1916 and around 107 men and boys were killed, including the factory’s entire fire brigade. So great was the force of the explosion that it left a crater 40 yards across and 20 feet deep and the tremor was felt in Norwich.

The majority of those who were killed were buried in a mass grave at Faversham Cemetery on the 6th April 1916 as depicted in these photographs.

Photo courtesy of the Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre, Faversham


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