(For Edmonton Federation Cemetery - click here)

Since 2015, the Federation of Synagogues has made available to the public, through JCR-UK and JGSGB, details of all burials at the Federation's cemetery at Rainham, Essex (as well as its cemetery at Edmonton, London, N18).

The Federation has also now launched its own more comprehensive, up-to-date and easy to use database of these records (which, however, requires the exact name of the deceased) and includes a detailed map showing the position of the grave. Click here to see it in action.

The Federation of Synagogues was established in 1887 by Samuel Montagu (later Lord Montagu of Swaythling), Liberal MP for Whitechapel and a committed Orthodox Jew.

The Federation has its roots in the East End of London and the plot of land for its first cemetery, in Edmonton, had been presented to the Federation by Lord Montagu in 1889. By the end of World War II the Jewish community was moving North, South and West in the city, where new Federation congregations were established. By 1937, the Federation had 13,000 members and 68 affiliated synagogues scattered across London.

As a result of this, land for a second Federation cemetery, in Rainham, Essex, was purchased in 1936 on 106 acres. It was consecrated in February 1938. The cemetery had a capacity for 45-50,000 graves and was at 60% of capacity in 2016, when the Federation sold approximately 20 acres of the cemetery land.

Main Index

This is the main index of all people buried at the Rainham Cemetery from 1937 until January 2022 (over 26,500 burials). It represents Update No. 6, with the most recent interments and corrections to existing data - much of it based on feedback from visitors to the site.

For each interment we show name, reference number, date of death, age of death and grave position (block, row & grave number).

The index is divided into sections listed alphabetically by surname.
There is one line per letter, with the second column indicating the number of surnames in the index beginning with that letter.
Subsequent columns break down the data further according to the second letter of the surname.
Simply click on the two letters that form the first two letters of the surname for which you are looking.
For example:
     If you click on AA, it will take you to the section of the index that lists all surnames beginning with Aa;
     AB will take you to all surnames beginning with Ab, and so on.

Please note: there may be some minor errors in this data. Please e-mail us with any errors or omissions, quoting the reference number wherever possible.
Name begins A 757 graves AA AB AC AD AF AG AI AL AM AN AP AR AS AT AU AV AW AX AZ
Name begins B2530 graves BABEBIBLBOBRBUBY
Name begins C 1941 graves CA CE CH CI CL CO CR CU CY CZ
Name begins D790 graves DADEDIDODRDUDVDWDYDZ
Name begins E 293 graves EA EC ED EF EG EH EI EL EM EN EP ER ES ET EU EV EX EZ
Name begins F1462 graves FAFEFIFLFOFRFU
Name begins G 2541 graves GA GE GI GL GN GO GR GU GV GY
Name begins H965 graves HAHEHIHOHUHY
Name begins I 179 graves IK IL IN IR IS IT IV IZ
Name begins J584 graves JAJEJIJOJU
Name begins K 1439 graves KA KE KH KI KL KN KO KR KU KW KY
Name begins L2238 graves LALELILOLULY
Name begins M 1752 graves MA MC ME MI MO MU MY
Name begins N439 graves NANENINONUNY
Name begins O 213 graves O' OB OD OE OF OG OK OL ON OP OR OS OT OU OV OW OZ
Name begins Q 9 graves QU
Name begins R1594 graves RARERHRIRORURY
Name begins S 3742 graves SA SC SE SH SI SK SL SM SN SO SP SQ SR ST SU SV SW SY SZ
Name begins U 29 graves UB UH UM UN UR US UZ
Name begins V205 graves VAVEVIVLVOVRVU
Name begins W 1007 graves WA WE WH WI WO WR WU WY
Name begins Y119 graves YAYEYOYU
Name begins Z 229 graves ZA ZE ZI ZL ZO ZU ZW ZY

Below is the ground plan for the Rainham Cemetery, dated February 2019, showing the plot locations.


These lists have been created and published through the efforts and support of Yitz Katz, Leigh Dworkin, Mark Nicholls, David Shulman and Saul Issroff. 

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Page created: 30 May 2015
Latest update: 27 January 2022 
Latest modification or formatting: 27 April 2023


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