British Cemetery Montevideo Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen

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The British Cemetery Montevideo, Uruguay. (Cementerio Británico)
Established 1828
Location

Montevideo,  Uruguay

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Website The British Cemetery

British Cemetery Montevideo Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen contains information about servicemen of different nationalities whose tombs can be found within the Cemetery. A few of the ships mentioned are well known to the general public, such as STV Royston Grange or HMNZS Achilles, which fought in the Battle of the River Plate.

The British Cemetery Montevideo is included in the Roll of Honour and contains eight graves maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

British Servicemen[edit]

Early years[edit]

1914–18[edit]

  • George Fryat. HMS Newcastle. (?–1918). Private CH/17750, HMS Newcastle, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 22 May 1918. Aged 18. Son of Mrs. Rose Ann Dodd, of 3, New Council Cottages, White Notley, Witham, Essex. Plot I 148.
  • Charles W. Howells. SS Treinta y Tres. (?–1919). Seaman 24444A, SS Trenta-y-Tres, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 4 January 1919. Aged 26. Son of the late Thomas and Annie Louisa Howells. Born at Tenby, Pembrokeshire. Plot I 149.
  • Ralph Hirst (?–1921). Sergeant 31115, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 25 July 1921. Aged 32. Son of Mrs. Mary Kate Hirst, of 48 Shaftesbury Avenue, Southsea, Hants. Plot E 050.
  • Angus Coubrough. Ex-serviceman 1914–18 war. (1897–1978). Plot G 296.
  • Captain Frank Shingleton (1888–1921). Civil Air Instructor RAF. 1914–18 war. Plot E 045.
  • Ronald George Burt, Dorset Regiment (?–1921). 1914–18 war. Plot E 069.
  • Sergeant Alec Chatterton, King Edward's Horse (1884–1925). 1914–18 war. Plot E 084.
  • Mitchell Caldwell, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (?-1923). 1914–18 war. Plot E 086.
  • Commander Lloyd Hirst OBE, Royal Navy. (1887–1974). 1914–18 war. Author of Coronel & After, published 1934. Plot F 304.
  • Lieut Henry "Harry" Bowen Davies. DFC. (1896–1976). 1914–18 war. Plot B 255.

1939–45[edit]

  • Neville Gervaise Milburn. (?–1939). Ordinary Telegraphist D/SSX 23288, HMNZS Achilles, Royal Navy. Died 13 December 1939. Aged 19. Plot SC 225.
  • A N Other. (?–1939). HMNZS Achilles, Royal Navy. Died 13 December 1939. Plot SC 225.
  • Frank Stennet. (?–1939). Telegraphist D/JX 148899, HMNZS Achilles, Royal Navy. Died 13 December 1939. Aged 18. Son of Frank and Jessie Stennett, of Hazel Grove; stepson of Eveline Stennett, of Hazel Grove, Gtr. Manchester. Plot SC 225.
  • J.F. Jackson. HMS President. (?–1943). Able Seaman D/JX 306000, HMS President ,Royal Navy attached to the Dutch tug Thames. Died 8 March 1943. Aged 19. Son of William Henry and Margaret Ann Jackson, of Orrell, Lancashire. Plot SC 235.
  • G.W. Pordage (?–1942). Royal Artillery. Gunner 11276035, 3 Battery, 2 Maritime Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 24 September 1942. Aged 19. Son of William George and Mary Ann Elizabeth Pordage, of Bromley-by-Bow, London. Plot SC 224.
  • James Goodwin. SS San Castro. (?–1945). Fireman, SS San Castro (London), Merchant Navy. Died 13 October 1945. Aged 34. Plot A 219.
  • Stuart Paterson. (?–1940). HMS Seapool. Plot SC 196
  • John Hyland, OBE. RAF pilot 1942–46. (1923–2008). Plot B 012.
  • John Alexander Drever. Sergeant Gunner and wireless operator, RAF. Volunteer from Uruguay. Enlisted 5 August 1940. Reported missing February 1942, subsequently reported as Prisoner of War in Italy. (1918–78). Plot A 174.
  • Commander Adrian Lloyd Hirst, Royal Navy.(1917–94). 1939–45 war. Author of Britons at Maldonado, published 1975. Plot F 304.

US servicemen[edit]

German Sailors from the Battle of the River Plate who settled in Montevideo[edit]

STV Royston Grange[edit]

  • STV Royston Grange was a British cargo liner, built in 1959 and owned by the Houlder Line. It was destroyed by fire after a collision in the Rio de la Plata on 11 May 1972. Those who died are buried at the British Cemetery. Plot D 001.

Sailors' Corner[edit]

This Section of the British Cemetery contains the graves of quite a number of sailors of different nationalities, although the majority are of British descent. Some served with the Armed Forces, and others are from merchant ships that were in the River Plate area at the time.

  • Edwin Lewis Woods. (1847–89). Plot SC 175.
  • William Thomas Mathews. Plot SC 176.
  • Frederick Jaggi. Plot SC 183.
  • Frank Eden. Plot SC 187.
  • John Legge MacCaskie. SS Ormidale. (1876–98). Plot SC 190.
  • William Rose. Plot SC 195.
  • Stuart Paterson. (?–1940). SS Seapool. Plot SC 196.
  • John Murphy. (?–1930). Plot SC 197.
  • Henning Anthonsen. (?–1928). SS Berta. Plot SC 199.
  • William Cowell. (?–1928). SS Essex Heath. Plot SC 200.
  • Agusto Kergauk. (?–1930). SS Leighton. Plot SC 201.
  • George Williams. (?–1930). SS Princesa. Plot SC 203.
  • Arthur Turner. (?–1928). SS Dunster Grey. Plot SC 204.
  • William Archibald. (?–1946). SS Port Adelaide. Plot SC 205.
  • Robert Hugill. (?–1935). SS Saitwick. Plot SC 207.
  • Herbert Arturo Karlsson. (?–1935). SS Tijuca. Plot SC 208.
  • Jack Andrew. (?–1935). SS Elsister. Plot SC 209.
  • Arthur Owens. (?–1934). SS Fighton. Plot SC 211.
  • Allan Ramsay Simons. (?–1934). SS Rio Blanco. Plot SC 212.
  • William Brotchie. (?–1931). Master SS Bridgepool. Plot SC 213.
  • Arthur Henry Broome. (?–1930). SS Port Pirie. Plot SC 214.
  • Richard Henry Watson. (?–1930). SS Victorian Transpor. Plot SC 215.
  • William Bird. (?–1930). Cattle Carrier. Plot SC 216.
  • Alfred Marker Souter. (1888–1936). Master SS Olive Grove. Plot SC 217.
  • John W. Austin. (?–1936). SS Nariva. Plot SC 218.
  • David Reid. (?–1936). SS Sheaf Spear. Plot SC 219.
  • James Schmidt. (?–1937). SS Barroland. Plot SC 220.
  • Ali Awaid. (?–1938). SS Clan McNair. Plot SC 221.
  • Patrick O'Brien. (?–1938). SS Harpenden. Plot SC 222.
  • Ian David Ainsworth. (?–1939). SC 223.
  • Tabeth Nagi Jussem. (?–1940). SS Stangrandt. Plot SC 226.
  • Cyril Mansell Groves. (?–1940). Master SS Stangrandt. Plot SC 227.
  • Alexander MacDonald. (?–1914). SS Duquesa. Plot SC 228.
  • Francis D'Arcy. (?–1940). SS San Felix. Plot SC 229.
  • James Greighton. (?–1943). SS Baronesa. Plot SC 230.
  • Alan Moore. (?–1941). SS Sabor. Plot SC 232.
  • George Clark. (?–1941). SS Scottish Star. Plot SC 233.
  • Sinion Adenipekun. (?–1942). SS Veerhaven. Plot SC 233.
  • Fredrick Balding. (?–1943). SS Tamarka. Plot SC 234.
  • Leven Alexander Walker. (?–1901). Plot SC 239.
  • Frederick Mayfield. (?–1931). Plot SC 243.
  • Timothy Quigley. (?–1931). Plot SC 244.
  • E.D. Blanchard. ( – ). Plot SC 248.

Other locations in the cemetery[edit]

  • Captain Carnils Holsch. Blankenelf. (1819–61). Plot G 294.
  • Capt. Julius Riedel. (1840–97). Plot WW 056.
  • Johan Kilgures. (?–1899). SS Hindoustan. Plot I 144.
  • Hinrich Wiese. (1855–1902). Plot I 043.
  • Carl Pundt. SS Wittekind. (?–1902). Plot I 041.
  • Walter Dickson. SS Service. (?–1902). Plot I 046.
  • John Crosby. SS Phoenicia. (?–1902). Plot I 045.
  • John Goodwillie. Chief Engineer, SS Braga. (?–1906). Plot H 333.
  • James Pelorus. SS Pelorus. (?–1908). Plot I 084.
  • Captain Martin Reinersten. (1881–1910). Plot H 331.
  • Ernesto Muhle. Captain, SS Schlesien. (?–1910). Plot I 070.
  • Harold Athelstan Thompson. SS Zuleika. (?–1915). Plot I 201.
  • Edward Hicks. SS Rio Negro. (?–1918). Plot I 164.
  • William Morris. SS Saint Dunst. (1893–1919). Plot I 200.
  • William Finlison. SS Hyathis. (?–1919). Plot I 155.
  • Ernest Charles Rowntree. SS Abercorn. (1903–1919). Plot I 161.
  • Horace Carey. SS Falkland. (?–1919). Plot I 158.
  • Edwin Bush. Officer, British barque Kerman. (?–1919). Plot I 160.
  • John Beatie. SS Highland Rover.(?–1920). Plot I 172.
  • David McCleod. Redeemed. (1900–21). Plot I 170.
  • Thomas Hickey. SS Marshal Haig. (?–1921). Plot I Hickey.
  • Carlos Peco. SS Duquesa. (?–1924). Plot I 015.
  • George Jarvis. SS Duquesa. (?–1924). Plot I 024.
  • John Jones. SS Cambrian Maid. (1908–1924). Plot I 175.
  • Francis Pope. SS Abadesa (?–1925). Plot I 012.
  • Edward Dennis. SS Hyathis. (?–1925). Plot I 020.
  • David Prichard. SS Cambrian Duchess. (?–1925). Plot I 011.
  • Arthur Wilfred Bennington Bestley. SS Jersymoor. (?–1927). Plot I 203.*
  • Jock.K.C. Stevenson. SS Marslew. (1894–1931). Plot SW 093.
  • William Russell. SS Coracero (?–1934). Plot E 156.
  • Michael Dunlop. SS Alpena (?–1934). Plot I 141.
  • Olger Andersen. SS Braker (?–1947). Plot F 154.
  • Captain Evelyn Fitzherbert. (1886–1949). Plot B 055.
  • Captain Vladimir Evdokimoff. (1893–1949). Plot EW 303.
  • Frederick John Rigden. (1919–54). Plot I 165.
  • Norman Leslie. Bosun, Highland Monarch. (?–1956). Plot F 010.
  • Captain Robert Reid. (?–1960). Plot G 229.
  • Captain Percy Fry. (1899–1984). Plot G 205.
  • Nils J. Nilsen. barque Axel. Plot EW 286.

References[edit]

Material used from original documents held in the British Cemetery Montevideo.

External links[edit]

Special events[edit]

Coordinates: 34°54′02″S 56°07′45″W / 34.90056°S 56.12917°W / -34.90056; -56.12917