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BRITISH CEMETERY, MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY

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The cemetery is located immediately to the right of Buceo Municipal Cemetery on Rivera Avenue, Montevideo. The British Cemetery contains three Commonwealth burials of the First World War and six from the Second World War, one of which is unidentified. There are also several graves of sailors that run back into the 19th century.

1914-1921

FRYATT

George

Private CH/17750, HMS Newcastle, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 22nd May 1918. Aged 18. Son of Mrs. Rose Ann Dodd, of 3, New Council Cottages, White Notley, Witham, Essex. Buried in grave I 148.

HIRST

Ralph

Sergeant 31115, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 25th July 1921. Aged 32. Son of Mrs. Mary Kate Hirst, of 48, Shaftesbury Avenue, Southsea, Hants. Buried in grave E 050.

HOWELLS

Charles William

Seaman 24444A, S.S. Trenta-y-Tres, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 4th January 1919. Aged 26. Son of the late Thomas and Annie Louisa Howells, of 3, St. Mary's St., Tenby, S. Wales. Born at Tenby, Pembrokeshire 9 September 1891. Buried in grave I. 149.

1939-1945

GOODWIN

James Gilbert

Fireman, S.S. San Casto (London), Merchant Navy. Died 13th october 1945. Aged 34. Buried in grave A 219.

JACKSON

John Henry

Able Seaman D/JX 306000, H.M.S. "President III", Royal Navy attached to the Dutch Tug "Thames". Died 8th March 1943. Aged 19. Son of William Henry and Margaret Ann Jackson, of Orrell, Lancashire. Buried in grave SC 235.

MILBURN

Neville Jervaise

Ordinary Telegraphist D/SSX 23288, HMNZS "Achilles", Royal Navy. Died 13th December 1939. Aged 19. Buried with F STENNETT and AN OTHER in Collective Grave SC 225.

OTHER

A N

A Sailor of the 1939-1945 War, Royal Navy. Buried with N J MILBURN and F STENNETT in Collective Grave SC 225.

STENNETT

Frank

Telegraphist D/JX 148899, HMNZS "Achilles", Royal Navy. Died 13th December 1939. Aged 18. Son of Frank and Jessie Stennett, of Hazel Grove; stepson of Eveline Stennett, of Hazel Grove, Gtr. Manchester. Buried with N J MILBURN and AN OTHER in Collective Grave SC 225.

PORDAGE

George William

Gunner 11276035, 3 Battery, 2 Maritime Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 24th September 1942. Aged 19. Son of William George and Mary Ann Elizabeth Pordage, of Bromley-by-Bow, London. Buried in grave SC 224.

Pre 1914

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF

List of names (see below)

OF H.M.S. ACORN WHO WERE DROWNED
AT MONTEVIDEO BY THE CAPSIZING
OF A SHIPS BOAT ON DECEMBER 9TH, 1895
ERECTED BY THEIR SHIPMATES & FRIENDS

HMS Acorn was a Mariner Class Composite Screw Sloop laid down 6 October 1882, launched 9 June 1884, completed June 1886 and commissioned 22 February 1887. She was a 970 ton composite sloop, length 167 feet, beam 32 feet, depth 13 feet, an unprotected single screw ship, powered by a horizontal connecting rod compound engine built by Messrs Maudslay producing 1200 HP. Her speed was 9.4 knots, with armament of eight 5 inch, 38 cwt. breech loading guns. She was paid off in August 1897, sold in 1899 and broken up at the entrance to Castle Pill, Milford about 1905.

DRODY

James

Ships Steward, HMS Acorn, Royal Navy. Drowned when a ships boat capsized 9th December 1895 at Montevideo.

TAYLOR

Isaac

Leading Stoker, HMS Acorn, Royal Navy. Drowned when a ships boat capsized 9th December 1895 at Montevideo.

GADD

George

Leading Stoker, HMS Acorn, Royal Navy. Drowned when a ships boat capsized 9th December 1895 at Montevideo.

BISSONI

Alfred

Petty Officer 2nd Class, HMS Acorn, Royal Navy. Drowned when a ships boat capsized 9th December 1895 at Montevideo.

WARLOW

Hugh

Writer, HMS Acorn, Royal Navy. Drowned when a ships boat capsized 9th December 1895 at Montevideo.


BOWEN

John

Naval Instructor, HMS Topaz, Royal Navy. Died 20th January 1875. Aged 25. Son of the late Rev. Thomas Bowen of Lyonshall, Herefordshire.

TO THE MEMORY
OF
JOHN BOWEN
NAVAL INSTRUCTOR
HMS TOPAZE
DIED 20 JAN 1875
AGED 25 YEARS

THE ABOVE WAS YOUNGEST SON OF THE
LATE REV. THOS. BOWEN
VICAR OF LYONSHALL
HEREFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND
THE DEAD
IN CHRIST SHALL
RISE FIRST

COX

Richard May

Launch, HMS Pylades, Royal Navy. Died 22nd November 1872. Aged 32.

IN MEMORY
OF
RICHARD MAY COX.   LAUNCH
H.M.S. PYLADES
DIED 22 NOV 1872
AGED 32 YEARS

HALL

Eduard L

Seaman, HMS Satellite. Drowned off Magdalena 10th May 1865. Aged 20. Native of Walmer, Kent.

IN MEMORY
OF
EDUARD L HALL
SEAMAN
H.M.S. SATELITTE
A NATIVE OF WALMER
NEAR DEAL KENT
DROWNED OFF
MAGDALENA ON THE
10TH OF MAY A.D. 1865
AGED 20 YEARS

PIERCE

Fred T

Leading Stoker, HMS Baxus(?), Royal Navy. Died at Montevideo 7th April 1891. Aged 23.

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
FRED T PIERCE LDG. STOKER
LATE OF
HMS BAXUS (?)
WHO DIED
AT
MONTEVIDEO
7TH APRIL 1891
AGED 23 YEARS
ERECTED BY
OFFICERS
AND MEN

ROGERS

E

Private, HMS Basilisk, Royal Navy. Died at the British Hoispital, Montevideo 12th December 1901.

PTE. E. ROGERS. R.M.L.I.
OF
H.M.S. BASILISK
WHO DIED AT THE BRITISH
HOSPITAL, MONTEVIDEO
ON THE 12TH DECEMBER 1901.
ERECTED BY HIS OFFICERS
AND SHIPMATES

WASLEY

Thomas

Private, HMS Flora, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 7th July 1898.

TO THE MEMORY
OF THE LATE THOMAS WASLEY PTE.
R.M.L.I.H.M.S. FLORA
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
7TH JULY 1898
ERECTED BY HIS SHIPMATES

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