Friends of the British Cemetery, Elvas The small British Cemetery at Elvas in Portugal is the only cemetery with graves of British soldiers who died on the Iberian Peninsula during the Peninsular War. The Friends is a charity established to preserve the Cemetery and houses memorials to the battles of Albuera and Badajoz.
The Friends organise the occasional event to help raise money for the Cemetery and its memorials and members may be interested in its next Symposium, to be held in Long Melford in Suffolk on 23 and 24 October this year. Details of the Symposium can be found at this link https://www.british-cemetery-elvas.org/en/future-e-past-events/autumn-symposium.
More information about the Friends can be found on their website at www.british-cemetery-elvas.org An Anglo-Portuguese ceremony takes place at the Cemetery each year and next year’s event will be on 14 May. The following day there will be a visit to Campo Maior and on the 16th a ceremony will take place at Albuera on the anniversary of the battle.