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Murmansk New British Cemetery

Murmansk New British Cemetery was made in 1930. The 40 burials were moved in from the Old British Cemetery that had been used by No 86 General Hospital in 1918-19. The special memorials commemorate officers and men known to have been buried in cemeteries elsewhere in the Murman area.



The cemetery now contains 83 burials and commemorations of the First World War and includes 12 Royal Marines.


BOOTHROYD R, Age 20, 27/08/1919, Private Royal Marine Light Infantry6 th Bn. 'PO/18942', Son of Clement and Frances Boothroyd, of Station Rd., Shepley, Huddersfield.(buried Svyatnavolok Chyd.).

BURTON R, Age 29, Distinguished Service Cross, 08/09/1919, Captain, Royal Marine Light Infantry 6th Bn. ''Son of Thomas and Eleanor Burton, of 32, Red Bridge, Breightmet, Bolton.(buried Svyatnavolok Chyd.).

FAWCETT H, 29/12/1918, Major, Royal Marine Light Infantry, ''

DRAKE-BROCKMAN L A (LEWIS ARTHUR), Age 30, 10/05/1919. Major, Royal Marine Light Infantry, ''Order of St. Stanislas, 2nd Class with swords (Russia). Order of St. Vladimir, 4th Class with swords (Russia). Son of Lewis James and Edith Annie Drake-Brockman, of 3, Radnor Cliff, Sandgate, Kent. (buried Korelskaya Maselga Chyd.).

FAZAKERLY W, E09/08/1919PrivateRoyal Marine Light Infantry6th R.M. Bn.'CH/19560'(buried Kandalaksha Burial Ground).

MURRAY W, 27/08/1919, Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry 6th Bn.'PO/20779'(buried Svyatnavolok Chyd.).

PARKINSON H, Age 19, 01/10/1918, PrivateRoyal Marine Light Infantry, H.M.S. Glory, 'CH/2550(S)', Son of Daniel and Emma Parkinson, of 37, Bivy Lane, Withnell, Chorley, Lancs. (buried Kem Cem.).

WILLIAMS J, 01/09/1919, Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry 6th R.M. Bn. 'PLY/20082', (buried Tivdia Chyd.).

PIGGOTT W G C, Age 21, 09/09/1919, Private Royal Marine Light Infantry 6th Bn.'CH/19459' (buried Svyatnavolok Chyd.).

TAYLOR J P, 07/01/1919, Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, H.M.S. Glory, 'CH/21551' (buried Kandalaksha Burial Ground).

SCOTTT C, 01/10/1918, Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, H.M.S. Glory 'CH/20282'(buried Kem Cem.).

KEAVENY M, 04/10/1918, Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, H.M.S. Glory III, Accounting Section for Special Marine Detachment, 'PLY/1977/S' (buried Kem Cem.). Died of Illness)



Commonwealth War Graves Commission


Some of the deaths on board HMS Glory may have been from the second outbreak of the ‘Spanish flu’, the first outbreak of which afflicted the crew of HMS Glory in late April – early May, 1918.

World War 1, Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies (1st - 31st OCTOBER 1918) in date, ship/unit & name order (Researched & compiled by Don Kindell)


Navy History Net



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