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POLEMIDIA, LIMMASSOL, CYPRUS - BRITISH CEMETERY

Compiled & Copyright © Martin Edwards 2006
Photographs Copyright © Charlie & Ginnie Smith 2006

Polemidia Military Cemetery lies on the outskirts of Limassol on the B8 Limassol to Troodos road. Heading north the cemetery is on the right hand side 1 kilometre north of the main A1 Larnaka to Paphos road. The entrance is set back off the road and marked with a locally made sign saying "British Cemetery". The cemetery served the British Polemidia Camp. Note the various spelling of Polemidia are as inscribed on the graves. Click on the images to see a larger image.

ADAMS

James

Sergeant, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 22nd October 1882. Aged 27.

ANDREWS

Walter Munro

Leading Seaman D/JX 291512, H.M. Motor Launch 836, Royal NAvy. Died 20th March 1944. Aged 35. Son of Albert George and Mary Elizabeth Andrews; husband of Peggy Louise Andrews, of Woodston, Huntingdonshire. Grave 86.

BEADLESON

Cyril Bernard

Driver T/87821, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 1st November 1941. Aged 22. Son of William Henry and Eva Ethel Beadleson, of Hull. F.C.G.I. Grave 83.

BERBANK

?

Private 4962256, C Company, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresetrs (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Died at Polymedia 2nd November 1921.

BRIDGETT

Frank

Private, F Company, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 21st January 1882. Aged 26.

BURT-ANDREWS, CB, CBE

Charles B E

Air Commodore, Royal Air Force. Born 21st March 1913. Died 7th January 1995.

CAPEL

Edward C

Private 10621, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died from enteric fever at Camp Polymedia, Limassol, Cyprus 8th February 1899 contracted in the discharge of his duties nursing comrades in hospital. Memorial erected by RAMC men and Depot Staff, Limassol and C Company, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment as a mark of respect and esteem.

CARBY-HALL, TD

Daniel

Colonel, Royal Army Service Corps. Born Leeds. Died 14th April 1981. Aged 88.

CARPENTER

G

Private, G Company, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 26th December 1882. Aged 26.

CONWAY

William

Grave of John CONWAY, son of Sergeant William and Mary E. (Schoolmistress) CONWAY, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment, Died 4th January 1892. Aged 2 days. Also of Mary E wife of William who died 4th January 1892. Aged 29.

DREW

Thomas H

Grave commemorates Alfred James DREW son of Sergeant MAjor Thomas H DREW, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own Yorkshire Rewgiment, who died 14th May 1888. Aged 31 months.

ELLIS

John

Private, E Company, 2nd Battalion, Connaught Rangers. Died 1st March 1893. Aged 29.

FARRELLY

Bernard

Private, 2nd Battalion, Connaught Rangers. Died 24th April 1894 at Camp Polemedia. Aged 24.

FLYNN

John

Private 5336, L Company, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Died at Polymedia Camp 15th December 1898. Aged 19.

GIBBS

Don

Wing Commander, Royal Air Force. Born 29th July 1909. Died 18th March 1983.

GROUT

Harry

Private, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 19th February 1892. Aged illegible.

HILLS

Edward

2nd Corporal, Army Service Corps. Died 1st February 1896. Aged 40.

HOOKER

J

Private 2370, B Company, 3rd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 14th October 1885.

HOPKINSON

Wright

Private, E Company, 1st Battalion, Princes of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment. Died 25th November 1888. Aged 25.

HOWARTH

Charles

Sergeant 3456, H Company, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Died at Polymedia Camp 16th Noveber 1898. Aged 25.

HUNTER

G J

2nd Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment (Pompadours). Died at Polemedia 3rd June 1892. Aged 20.

JOHNSON

R

Private, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 8th October 1882, Aged 25.

LANNING

Cecil Francis

Private 3375, 4th (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Died in Cyprus 18th January 1916. Enlisted Shaftesbury Street, London N. Resident Wimbledon. Buried in Grave 65.

LEE

G

Private 2406, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 22nd December 1890. Aged 25.

LEES

Walter

Staff Sergeant 7339356, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 5th October 1941. Grave 82.

LONGOROFT

Edward

Grave of the John LONGOROFT, second son of Edward (Royal Engineers) and Grace LONGOROFT. Born 11th February 1889. Died 30th December 1897. Also Ethel daughter of the above. Born 14th September 1894. Died 21st February 1898.

McLEOD

Colin

Private 3383, B Company, 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. Died of illness at Polemidia 16th October 1897. Aged 29. Grave 52.

MURRAY

M

Lance Corporal, A Company, 1st Battalion, Royal berkshire Regiment. Died at Polemedia 27th October 1887. Aged 24.

MURRAY, CB

A W

Lieutenant Genera;. Died 18th March 1894. Aged 82.

NASH

Thomas

Private, 1st Battalion, Royal berkshire Regiment. Died 21st January 1887.

NICHOLSON

Thomas

Private 3/10827, 8th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died in the Mediterranean 19th November 1915. Born Yorkshire, enlisted Halifax. Grave 64.

PLAICE

Harold

Private 10457, 1st Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Died 11th November 1915. Aged 18. Born and resident Shouldham, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. Son of Robert and Mary Elizabeth Plaice, of Westgate St., Shouldham, Norfolk. Formerly 8088, Lancers of the Line. Grave 63.

POWERS

Arthur Tait Scott

Private 4263099, C Company. 2nd Battalion, The Green Howards. Died at Polymedia Camp, Cyprus 18th May 1928.

PRENTICE

H A

Sergeant, Medical Staff Corps. Died 13th November 1885. Aged 25.

SHEPPARD, MBE

Desmond

The Reverend Group Captain, Chaplin to Limassol and Paphos. Born 18th September 1923. Died 18th September 1983.

STAINER

Frederick

Drummer, G Company, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment. Died 5th May 1889. Aged 21.

STEVENSON

James John

Warrant Officer 1st Class (Sub Conductor) 1024084, Indian Army Ordnance Corps. Died 11th January 1942. Son of William John and Jane Stevenson; husband of Gladys Ena Stevenson, of Plumstead, London. Grave 84.

THORPY

Thomas Andrew

Sergeant, C Company, 2nd Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died 15th February 1902. Aged 26.

WALLIKER

Jack, MC

Major, The Welch Regiment. Born January 1919. Died 5th July 1999. Husband of Kay Walliker, father of Diane, John and Bryan. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.).

WHITFIELD

Alick Charles

Major. Born 31st July 1894 in Limassol, Cyprus, the son of a British Army Officer. He married his wife, Angela, in Jerusalem in 1922 where he was working for the Government of Palestine and Trans Jordan. Thye had three children, Cynthia, Charlie and Diana. He took a commission after the start of the Second World War serving in Palestine throughout the campaign before moving back to Cyprus in 1948 when the State of Israel was created. Died 30th August 1974 as an indirect result of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. His wife died a few weeks later and is also buried in the British Cemetery at Polemidia. .

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