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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:34 pm    Post subject: St Magnus Cathedral Reply with quote

This tightly packed cemetery houses 5 wargraves according to the CWGC website, but I only managed to locate 3. Admittedly, it was pouring with rain the day I visited.

The graveyard circles St Magnus Cathedral, in the centre of Kirkwall, on thre sides. The 3 graves I found are all located in the northern part of the cemetery, on the side of the cathedral facing Albert Street (and formerly the Tourist Office). The entrance is through a portal, bearing the local war memorial (see Scottish War Memorials Project).
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Private ALBERT EDWARD THORNE
Son of George Robert and Rosina Thorne; husband of Rhoda Thorne, of 64, Durnford St., Plymouth. Born at Blandford.
Regiment/Service: Royal Marine Light Infantry, (RMR/211078). H.M.S. "Gibraltar."
Service No: PLY/12386
Date of Death: 30/08/1914 at the age of 40
Cemetery: KIRKWALL (ST. MAGNUS) CATHEDRAL CHURCHYARD
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Private JOHN BRASS
Son of Thomas and Margaret Brass, of "Pipersquoy," New Scapa Rd., Kirkwall.
Regiment/Service: 4th Bn. Seaforth Highlanders
Service No: S/28996
Date of Death: 30/10/1918 at the age of 18
Cemetery: KIRKWALL (ST. MAGNUS) CATHEDRAL CHURCHYARD
Grave/Memorial Reference: North of West end of Church.
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Private JAMES MACKAY
Son of John and Margaret Mackay, of 14, Victoria Rd., Kirkwall.
Regiment/Service: 3rd Bn. Seaforth Highlanders
Service No: S/21553
Date of Death: 11/11/1918 at the age of 21
Cemetery: KIRKWALL (ST. MAGNUS) CATHEDRAL CHURCHYARD
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