Friday, 9 November 2012
Royal Oak Funeral
In 1928, the battleship HMS Royal Oak sailed on a Spring Cruise around the Mediterranean. During that cruise, crew member Gilbert Henry died. He was buried at one of the ports the ship called at. These seven photographs record the occasion. I have been able to find anything about the circumstances of his death. The ship's Captain and Commander were court martialed earlier in 1928 and the battle ship was the torpedoed by a U-Boat in Scapa Flow with huge loss of life in October 1939.
Welcome to the Graveyard Detective
An illustrated look at the World of Graveyards and Cemeteries. There are many Stories behind the Stones that Stand in them. Who knows what we might find?