St. Minver – Church of St. Menefreda & War Memorial

PRIVATE R. WHITEGLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENTu/k20/02/1919

A SEAMAN OF THE GREAT WARS.S. "ARMENIAN"28/06/1915

A SEAMAN OF THE GREAT WARS.S. "ARMENIAN"28/06/1915

SAILOR A. MACIVERMERCANTILE MARINE S.S. "TAGONA"3116/05/1918

The S.S. Tagona was torpedoed by U-55 on 16th May 1918 with the loss of eight lives.

A SEAMAN OF THE GREAT WARS.S. "ARMENIAN"28/06/1915

The S.S. Armenian, once used as a prisoner transport during the Boer War. was torpedoed and sunk by U-24 off the Cornish coast on 28th June 1915.  Twenty nine members of her mostly American crew were lost, creating another diplomatic crisis between the U.S. and Germany following the sinking of the R.M.S. Lusitania the previous month.  The three crew members buried here in all probability found their final resting place a long, long way from home.

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