Hamilton West Cemetery Free Space page

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Date: 1869 to 1927
Location: Whitiora, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealandmap
Surnames/tags: Cemeteries New_Zealand
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Hamilton West Cemetery

One of the public cemeteries in Hamilton City in Waikato. The Hamilton West Cemetery was open for burials from 1869, with the last burial in 1927. However, it was not until 1975 that it was registered with the Ministry of Health as a closed cemetery and is now protected as a reserve under the District Plan and the Reserves Act 1977. Records indicate that there are 1,659 interments within the 8092 square metre area, however Find-a-Grave has 1744 entries, with very few plots or headstones photographed. Its location in Willoughby Street is by the Waikato Stadium.

The cemetery is only accessible by foot. There is no vehicle entry. Street parking is available on days when there is no game at the stadium next door.

Daylight saving hours:
7:30am -‚Äč 9.00pm
Winter hours:
7:30am - 6:30pm

Willoughby St, Whitiora
2km north of the city of Hamilton
Hamilton City
New Zealand

Please contact the Cemetery Manager on 07 856 7987 for enquiries. Or visit hamilton.govt.nz/cemeteries.

Notable Interments

Hamilton West Public Cemetery contains the official war graves of 3 men who served in the New Zealand forces during the First World War: Lance Corporal Ernest Haines Jarvis, Rifleman Emanuel Roderick and Corporal Nicholas Herbert Allen.


New Zealand Cemeteries Team

This page is maintained by the New Zealand Cemeteries Team, who are part of the Global Cemeteries Project (and the Oceania Cemeteries Team). The aim is is to document the final resting place of those buried in New Zealand, to ensure that each cemetery has its own free-space page, which is linked to the category structure for Global Cemeteries, and that those buried in them are also gathered in the correct category.

  • Currently there are 11 profiles listed on Wikitree for this cemetery, which is well short of the number of interments. Findagrave has 1744 entries, and Billion Graves has 195. Irwin-2099 17:37, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

The overall progress of this endeavour will be found on the NZ Cemeteries Team Progress page.

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