Grimsby Military Cemetery CWGC
Some photographs and information on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission part of the cemetery on Scartho Road, Grimsby Lincolnshire.
There are some very poignant and interesting images here . . .
I visited the town’s graveyard about a month ago and it was something of a strange day, one thing I did decide to do was to return and record some of the military graves.
Tragically there are a great deal of them, which sadly means I cannot feature all those laid to rest here, though I do intend to revisit and add even more over time.
The initial ones I have here are some of the more unusual headstones and some of those from abroad who lost their lives in this country during the war, my thought there being any relatives would find it very difficult to see those graves.
There are CWGC headstones all over the graveyard but above you’ll see a specific section, marked by the monument stone and the upkeep, as always, is absolutely immaculate - truly beautiful and clearly both well cared for and respected by all.
J Hoy was Royal Navy Photographer serving aboard HMS Southampton. The only war grave I’ve seen marked ‘Photographer’
The Carpathian Lancers of Poland have a hugely heroic background and also a very special connection to the town. After WW2 was over and armies were being demobbed these Polish fighters found their homeland to be under Russian Occupation so almost 1,000 settled here in Grimsby - as was only right and proper !
There should be more people aware just what a debt we owe to the people of Poland who not only fought with great bravery in their country but also fought under our flag as well.
Private Samuel Tilmouth, 14655188, was only 19 years of age when he lost his life serving with 6th Battalion Green Howards - Yorkshire Regiment
Eryk Zarzyna who served with the legendary Carpathian Lancers.
Above you’ll see the headstone of John Eid a Norwegian sailor ( Merchant Navy ? )
Georg Werder, German Luftwaffe, is one of 3 German Airmen buried on the same date, their fate was discussed in comments on the Wartime Bombing Page but no consensus was reached.
Finally, you see the very poignant grave marker of an unknown sailor from the Royal Navy, his name not known !
As I mentioned I shall be adding more in due course, I would also welcome comments in general and also further information on anybody here.
See also the article Placing Poppies on Military Graves