The Cemetery has been open since 1875 and is now nearly full. As well as the graves of many local residents, there is a small section which is leased to and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Comission. In this area are the graves of Canadian airmen who served in Pershore and Defford during the Second World War and who lost their lives during the conflict. A service of Remembrance takes place on 11th November each year at the Cross of Sacrifice and the names of all the fallen are read at this service on alternate years.
Further information about the cemetery is available by phoning the Town Hall on 01386 561561.