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Kilchoman Cemetery, Island of Islay

 
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adb41



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:07 pm    Post subject: Kilchoman Cemetery, Island of Islay Reply with quote





This cemetery stands on the west coast of Islay, grid reference NR212630, near the ruined church. It is situated 3 miles west of Bruichladdich, off the B8018 road. The cemetery is the last resting place of the victims of the sinking of the Otranto in the bay in 1918.



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Engineer Lieutenant Peter Brown
Son of Crawford and Jane Brown, of 35, West Holmes Gardens, Musselburgh. Born at Bonnyrigg.
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve, H.M.S. "Otranto."
Date of death: 6 October 1918 at the age of 32
Grave reference: 1. 5.

Picture courtesy S. Campbell, Islay


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been promised pictures of just over a dozen more wargrave stones in this cemetery, which I shall post upon receipt.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some good photos and detail are at
http://www.armin-grewe.com/islay/islay-otranto.htm

with links to more details.

Ken
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