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An Index of some Burials in Stranger's Cemetery - Portland


Stranger's Cemetery with the Captain of the Naval Base's House in the background



Map dated 1892, showing the position Stranger's Cemetery at Chiswell, Portland
 

Surname First Name Date                        Notes Service Details
Andrews William 10 Aug 1872 Met his death falling from aloft Seaman of HMS Bellerophon
Applin F.A.   Stone weatherworn - died an infant in 1874 Son of Sergeant Applin
Aug Stephen 06 Aug 1867 Met his death falling from aloft HMS Minotaur
Bartlett John 10 May 1869 Drowned Leading Seaman
Bell George 05 Aug 1866 Killed by a fall while on duty Private RMLI of HMS St George
Brewer John 28 Oct 1875 - Boy belonging to HMS Boscawen
Briggs William 27 May 1880 - Boy belonging to HMS Boscawen
Bruce Robert 18 Jan 1872 - B Company 77 East Middlesex Regiment
Cawley Mary 25 May 1895    
Coates James 10 May 1872 Died at Spithead Onboard HMS Hercules
Collins Mary Ann   Daughter of Winifred and Colour Sergeant Collins The stone is badly weather worn
Connelly Richard 24 Dec 1874 - Sergeant
Cook - 23 Mar 1876   Captain
Cook William C 14 Feb 1881 - Boy belonging to HMS Boscawen
Cowell James 10 May 1869   Ordinary Seaman
Dicker Edward 02 Feb 1874 - 4th Battalion: 60th Rifles
Eldridge William 20 Jan 1867 Who was drowned AB of HMS Boscawen
Elliot John 23 April 1864 Died Portland Gunner RMA of HMS Edgar
Elston Robert 26 Oct 1866 Who was killed by the explosion of a gun RMLI
Feavor W 10 May 1869   Stoker
Fowler Louisa 25 Nov 1872 Drowned in the wreck of the Royal Adelaide on the Chesil Beach  
Fulcher George William Charles 13 Aug 1872 Son of Sergeant George and Mary Fulcher 77 Regiment
Geoghan Francis M   Date died unclear but looks like 6 Jun 186_ Private, Royal Marines of HMS Black Prince
Gilbert Ann 14 Oct 1882    
Gilbert Joseph 04 Jul 1887    
Gilbert Richard 18 Jul 1877 - Boy belonging to HMS Boscawen
Graham Thomas   - He was drowned
Greal Catharine 15 Dec 1871    Daughter of Hospital Sergeant and Ellen M Greal    2nd Battalion, 7th Royal Fusiliers
Grenet Louis E 08 Aug 1917 Mort pour La France Matelot "Algerie"
Harding Ann 25 Nov 1862 Noted as a Native of Woodstock who died Portland  
Harris John Hodgson 15 Dec 1871 Son of John and Mary Harris -
Hasdell Henry 09 Jul 1878 Drowned in Portland Roads Officers Servant HMS Tay
Heath James 21 Nov 1879 Killed at gun drill Boy of HMS Boscawen
Hewitt Arthur 27 Sep 1873 - Private RMLI late of HMS Achilles
Hopkins SL   -  
Hudson Thomas 13 Nov 1873 - Private C Company 4th Battalion: 60th Rifles
James T 15 May 1867 Who died suddenly Lieutenant of HMS Bellerophon
Jamieson George 05 Oct 1875 - Boy belonging to HMS Boscawen
Jones James 12 Sep 1869 Of Talybont, Cardiganshire, drowned Portland, of the schooner Salathiel  
Kennedy James 02 Dec 1870 - Seaman of HMS Agincourt
Kerr William 21 Oct 1923 Died at RN Hospital Chatham Engine Room Artificer (ERA) in the Royal Navy
Keyte F   Date of death noted as 1861  
King WR 30 Jun 1944 - 1097368 Gunner Royal Artillary
Liard Pierre M 08 Aug 1917 Mort pour La France Matelot "Algerie"
Lovell Charles 08 Sep 1868 Who was drowned by the upsetting of a boat when returning to HMS St George from leave. The surname is not clear
Mattey Frederick James 14 Dec 1872 Son of Sergeant Frederick and Ann Mattey 2nd Battalion 7th Royal Fusiliers
Matthews Frederick John 24 Nov 1915 Son of 22 Private of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force
McPherson William 27 April 1870 Date of Birth 19 Mar 1854 -
Megrilan Arthur 01 Jan 1867 The stone is badly worn and the date of death is unclear Late Private of HM 60 Regiment
Mercer Benjamin 18 Jun 1879 Killed by accident during (unreadable) Seaman of HMS Warrior
Nutman Henry 10 Jun 1874 - Ordinary Seaman of HMS Agincourt
Ottley M.A., D.D. Thomas Alfred 21 Jan 1919 Vicar of this parish for 44 years (St John the Baptist, Portland)  
Page Henry 01 Feb 1880 The stone is worn and the date in Feb is uncertain Boy belonging to HMS Boscawen
Pearce - 09 Mar 1871   HMS Inconstant
Perry Frederick George   Accidently killed -
Pittis Edmund 08 Sep 1868 Who was drowned by the upsetting of a boat when returning to HMS St George from leave.  
Poriel Louis J 16 Oct 1918 Mort pour La France Lieutenant "St Barthelemy"
Pratt William 08 Sep 1868 Who was drowned by the upsetting of a boat when returning to HMS St George from leave.  
Purdy Albert R 14 April 1877 - Boy belonging to HMS Boscawen
Roach James 26 Feb 1873 - Private 4th Battalion: 60th Rifles
Russell George 08 Sep 1868 Who was drowned by the upsetting of a boat when returning to HMS St George from leave.  
Sheeley Patrick   Date of death worn and unreadable Boy belonging to HMS Boscawen
Sleigh Gervaise Petty 18 Aug 1883 Born 4 May 1854 - Died at sea 18 Aug 1883 Captain Siamese Navy
Spiller William John Belcher 14 Feb 1867 Son of Captain Spiller Paymaster 56 Regiment
Stickland Mark 18 May 1873    
Stokes Henry   Who was killed by an accident at Portland. Date hard to read but looks like 30 Oct 186_ Gunner, Royal Marine Artillary of the Store Ship
Trewinnard Henry Parker 20 Jun 1872 Son of Armourer Sergeant and Esther Trewinnard 77 Regiment
Tucker Joe 02 Nov 1877 - Boy belonging to HMS Boscawen
Tucker Thomas 10 May 1869    
Tunstall William 17 Feb 1877 Stone erected by brother stokers as a mark of esteem Stoker of HMS Warrior
Twomey William 12 Feb 1882 - Gunner RMA, HMS Hercules
Watson Charles 13 Mar 1874 - 4th Battalion: 60th Rifles
Webb Benjamin   Killed. The stone is worn and the date is unclear but could be May 1860 AB HMS St George
White John Henry 01 Dec 1872 Son of John and Sarah White Father was serving with the 77 Regiment
Wills Edward 08 Sep 1868 Who was drowned by the upsetting of a boat when returning to HMS St George from leave.  
Yates James 10 May 1869   Ordinary Seaman

Sources:  Compiled with the assistance of information provided in a transcript of the MI's for Stranger's Cemetery, Portland, and other sources, including several visits in person - but as you can see from the photo the condition of the inscriptions can only deteriorate.

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