HK Island, Neighbourhoods

Military cemetery in Stanley

The second time I visited Stanley I also explored the Stanley military cemetery, which is a bit further down the street, slightly off the beaten track.

Stanley Military Cemetery is located near St. Stephen Bay in Stanley, Hong Kong.

It is the only military cemetery (aside from the bigger Hong Kong Happy Valley Cemetery) of the early colonial era, used for the burials of the members of the garrison and their families between 1841 and 1866. There were no further burials here until the second world war.

The cemetery is roughly triangular in shape and stands on ground rising sharply from the road side. It is approached by a flight of steps leading up to the Cross of Sacrifice with steep grassy slopes on either side.

A lot of the crosses and stones have been redone recently, and it looks really nice, quiet and very peaceful.


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