A remarkable place, Tweedmouth Cemetery. At least to my eyes. Although there are only three First World War CWGC headstones to be found here, a close inspection of as many as possible of the other headstones revealed no less than forty one inscriptions to husbands, sons and brothers killed in action in France, Flanders or further afield.
On none of my other trips around the countryside have I come across anything like that number, although I suspect there are clear social and economic reasons why this so sadly turned out to be the case, and I have no doubt there are many other places that can boast similar numbers.
So take a silent trip with me around Tweedmouth Cemetery, where so many local young men are remembered for laying down their lives for King and Country in a foreign field. Some of the inscriptions are difficult to read, and you will find quite a few close-ups to aid your viewing, but don’t forget you can click on the photos to enlarge them (another click should make the huge, depending on your browser).
Ok. Here we go.
Peter Lamb was a Leading Signalman aboard H.M.S. Victory based in Portsmouth.
Seaman George Robertson, Royal Naval Reserve, is buried in Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery, Kent.
So many. And what I haven’t yet mentioned is that there are a considerable number of World War II burials and commemorations here as well. As you will see at a later date.