Our Cemeteries

West Ham Cemetery

West Ham Cemetery was opened in 1857, and was the burial ground of the Great and New Synagogue. At the north end of the cemetery some of the paths were excavated in 1960 to reinter remains moved from the cemetery in Hoxton. The most prominent monument in the cemetery is the Maesoleum designed by Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt, architect of the India Office in Whitehall, for Evelina Rothschild who died in childbirth in 1866.

Famous people buried in the cemetery include the following:

Rabbi Susman Cohen - Died 1907 - Dayan of the United Synagogue, 1893 - 1906

David Salomons - Died 1873 - First Jewish Lord Mayor of London & also Liberal Member of Parliament for Greenwich.

Sir Benjamin Phillips - Died 1889 - Lord Mayor of London

Buckingham Road
Forest Lane
E15 1SP

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