Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery

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Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery

Hoy

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: CWGC cross
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, which includes a number of naval war memorials.Type B Cross of Sacrifice, designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield. Roman Catholic Memorial: Grey granite Celtic cross with knot motif in relief. Lead lettering affixed to base and painted black (except on lowest level). Vanguard Memorial: Grey granite Celtic cross with vine and ball motif carved in relief. Pink granite base with inset bronze lettering and sculpture. HMS Hampshire Memorial: Grey granite Celtic cross with knot pattern carved in relief. Lead lettering painted black and affixed to base. HMS Barham Memorial: Sandstone headstone with engraved lettering and semi-circular ivy pattern carved in relief. HMS Malaya Memorial: Small grey granite Celtic cross, with lettering engraved and painted black. Floral design carved in relief.
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Cross of Sacrifice: THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE Roman Catholic Memorial: PRO REGE ET PATRIA ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE GRAND FLEET WHO DIED IN DEFENCE OF THEIR COUNTRY, AND WHO ARE BURIED IN THIS PORTION OF THE CEMETERY WHICH WAS BLESSED BY HIS EMINENCE FRANCIS CARDINAL BOURNE 7TH AUGUST 1916. R.I.P. THIS CROSS WAS SUBSCRIBED FOR BY THE ROMAN CATHOLIC OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE GRAND FLEET. Vanguard Memorial: VANGUARD 9TH JULY 1917 ERECTED BY RELATIVES AND SQUADRONMATES TRADITIONS NEVER DIE HMS Hampshire Memorial: TO THOSE OFFICERS & MEN OF H.M.S. “HAMPSHIRE” WHO WERE DROWNED AT SEA ON 5TH JUNE 1916, AND LIE HERE BURIED. HMS Barham Memorial: SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF H.M.S. BARHAM WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND 31ST MAY 1916 BURIED IN THIS CEMETERY W. DENT E.R.A. E. YOUNG S.T.O. R.J. McBRIN E.R.A C.H. BINSTEAD A.B. W. HICKMAN A.B. BURIED AT SEA A. RIDDINGTON P.O.I. W.E. GEORGE A.B. T. HEAP O.S. A. ELLIS TEL. F.S. HANSON TEL. G. EASTER BOY W. J. LAMBON BOY TEL. W.Y. JONES BOY H. BRIGGS S.B.A. T. DAVIDSON A.B. G. P. TYRRELL O.S. H. LAVERECK TEL. B. G. INESON BOY TEL. E.G. WAKE BOY TEL. R. JOHNSON BOY E. TAYLOR BOY E.J. TULIT BOY ALSO OF H. CARTER PTE R.M. ERECTED BY THEIR SHIPMATES HMS Malaya Memorial: TO THE MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF H.M.S. MALAYA WHO WERE KILLED IN THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND MAY 31ST 1916 AND OF THOSE WHO AFTERWARDS DIED OF THEIR WOUNDS ERECTED BY THEIR SHIPMATES “THAT THE INHABITANTS OF OUR EMPIRE MAY IN PEACE AND QUIETNESS SERVE THEE OUR GOD”

527 men are buried in the cemetery; see www.cwgc.org for details.

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B (Scotland)

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