Somerset Military Cemetery -- Somerset Island, Sandys Parish BM
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 32° 18.274 W 064° 51.598
20S E 324886 N 3575714
Quick Description: A small military cemetery for the 4th Battalion, British West Indies Regiment on Somerset Island near Mangrove Bay
Location: Bermuda
Date Posted: 3/5/2015 12:41:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMNFEA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
This small cemetery would have escaped our attention completely except for the obelisk placed in a small round plot near the entrance to the cemetery.

The carving on the obelisk reads as follows:

"To the memory of their comrades who died in Bermuda of pneumonia, during the month of April 1916. This monument has been erected by all ranks of the 4th Battalion, British West Indies Regiment."

According to the Find-A-Grave website, there are 18 burials here. (visit link)

"Cemetery notes and/or description:

Located west of Watford Bridge, the cemetery contains 13 Commonwealth war graves from WW1. Among them are West Indians and Canadians and three Bermudians of the Bermuda Militia Artillery, who died of accidental injuries in 1915. The cemetery was consecrated in 1903 and the latest memorial is dated 1918. Located off Mangrove Bay Road, immediately west of Watford Bridge behind bus stop"

The cemetery has been listed on the Bermuda National Trust.
Date cemetery was established: 1903

Visiting hours:
dawn to dusk daily


Website pertaining to the cemetery: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
Please submit a photo(s) taken by you of your visit to the location (non-copyrighted photos only). GPS photos are also accepted with the location in the background, and old vacation photos are accepted. If you are not able to provide a photo, then please describe your visit or give a story about the visit.

We would also like to hear about any of your deceased family members who may be laid to rest in the cemetery.
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