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Ask a Genealogist: Rest Haven Cemetery at Deer Island, Boston, Mass.

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Can you tell me about burials during World War I located on Deer Island in Boston?  I understand the military burials were moved, however I do not know where.


Posted by David Allen Lambert, NEHGS Chief Genealogist

On Deer Island the remains of many Native Americans of the 17th century, and 19th century immigrants lay unmarked.  During World War I there were some military burials that occurred at what is called the Rest Haven Cemetery.  These military burials were later moved to the Fort Devens Cemetery located on Patton Road, Harvard, Massachusetts. You can search over nine hundred burials from the Fort Devens on at:

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