Merchant Navy

During the First World War, Britain depended on cargo ships both to bring food and goods into the country and to transport servicemen and goods across to France and Europe. While a lot of this work was done by the Royal Navy’s own ships, there was also a reliance on civilian vessels to provide a lot of the support.

The term Merchant Navy was given by King George V after the war to recognise the contribution that this British and Commonwealth civilian fleet made during the conflict.

Commonwealth War Graves

Hart, Donkeyman John (d1917, age and cause of death unknown)

Phillips, Wireless Operator Edward (d1918, aged 18, killed in action)

Commonwealth War Graves from the camera of CKPonderingsToo

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