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Lyness, Hoy, Orkney
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:41 pm    Post subject: Lyness, Hoy, Orkney Reply with quote

Lyness Naval Cemetery on the island of Hoy is the final resting place for 573 casualties, according to the CWGC website. Gravestones for 581 individuals of British, German, Norse and other nationalities have been identified in this graveyard.

It also contains a number of monuments to individual ships (e.g. HMS Vanguard, HMS Barham), although the largest number of casualties (124) came from the sinking of HMS Hampshire off Marwick Head on 5 June 1916.

Lyness lies on the southern shores of Scapa Flow, which was a major naval base during both world wars. The base itself, scattered around the ferry terminal at the village, has been left to fall into decay.



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Visited this cemetery on October 5th, 2008.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guido

I hope you get good weather for you trip. Ian A was there last year and got three Ship memorials. You can see them on the Scottish War Memorial Project site.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have now completed putting up more than 600 pictures of wargraves from Lyness cemetery. There were also a large number of stones for Sailors from the Great War or Sailors from the 1939-1945 War, a selection of which are featured on the last entry under this post. I have a fair number of German gravestones, and have found a little info on some of the men on the Volksbund website. I shall post a query for Norwegian men in the Queries section, and would appreciate it if anybody has a link for a website that gives info on them.

A few notes on the pictures.
I visited the cemetery on a very sunny morning, which created a problem with shadows. Even more so as there was copious growth of shrubs, trailing over some of the gravestones. In order to obtain a picture with legible writing, I sometimes had to assume a rather acute angle.

I have listed all memorials alphabetically, irrespective of nationality, by surname then first name.


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Officer's Cook 1st Class ABURROW, JOHN ALBERT
Nationality: United Kingdom
Service: Royal Navy, HMS Hampshire
Service number: 366364(PO)
Date of death: 5 June 1916
Location of grave: F. 51.


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Private ADAMS, WALTER HORACE
Nationality: United Kingdom
Service: Royal Marine Light Infantry, HMS Hampshire
Service number: PO/18508
Date of death: 5 June 1916
Location of grave: F. 111. Spec. Memorial.


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Assistant Steward ADCOCK, ARTHUR
Son of John and Alice Adcock; husband of Gertrude Margaret Adcock, of Long Eaton, Derbyshire.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Service: Royal Navy, H.M.S. Proserpine
Service number: P/LX 28895
Date of death: 9 October 1941 at the age of 23
Location of grave: Plot P. Row 7. Grave 3.


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Master at Arms ALFORD, WILLIAM HENRY
Nationality: United Kingdom
Service: Royal Navy, H.M.S. "Victory."
Service number: 203489(PO)
Died on 9 April 1918
Grave location: D. 41.


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Stoker 1st Class ALLEN, ALPHAEUS
Son of John Allen; husband of Jane Allen, of "Trevean," Hendra Rd., St. Dennis, St. Austell, Cornwall. Born at Whitemoor, St. Dennis.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Service: Royal Navy, H.M.S. "Collingwood."
Service number: K/38316(Dev)
Date of death: 26 May 1918 at the age of 30
Location of grave: F. 16.


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Cook's Mate 2nd Class ALLEN, FRANK
Nationality: United Kingdom
Service: Royal Navy, H.M.S. "Malaya."
Service number: M/12562(PO)
Date of death: 1 June 1916
Location of grave: B. 101.


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Boy 1st Class ALLEN, FRED HENRY
Nationality: United Kingdom
Service: Royal Navy, HMS Hampshire
Service number: J/36182(CH)
Died on 5 June 1916
Grave location: F. 105.
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Mechanician AMBLER, JOHN
Son of Robert and Ellen S. Ambler; husband of Ellen M. Ambler, of 29, Crumpsall St., Abbey Wood, London. Born at Plumstead.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Service: Royal Navy, H.M.S. "Vanguard."
Service number: 299904(CH)
Date of death: 9 July 1917 at the age of 34
Location of grave: F. 136A.


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Ordinary Seaman AMOS, JOSEPH JAMES
Nationality: United Kingdom
Service: Royal Navy, HMS Hampshire
Service number: J/34405(CH)
Died on 5 June 1916
Grave location: F. 529.
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AMUELLER, MAX
Nationality: German
Died on 29 November 1918
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Leading Stoker ANDREWS, ALFRED WALTER
Nationality: United Kingdom
Service: Royal Navy, H.M.S. "Wessex."
Service number: K 1916906(CH)
Died on 26 June 1918
Grave location: B. 142.
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