I am pleased we had the opportunity to visit the servicemen buried here to pay our respects and make sure their surroundings are well cared for

Engineering Apprentice Mark Brady, RFA Mounts Bay

One of those buried at the cemetery is Merchant Seaman Lench of MV Elusa, a tanker which was sunk by a German U-boat on 21st April 1941.

His headstone stands alongside that of Lieutenant (E) Wright RNR who died whilst serving on board HMS Black Bear, an armed yacht employed as an anti-submarine vessel operating out of Trinidad.

Army Marine Engineer L/Cpl Thomas Macfadyen, someone who normally finds himself maintaining the Mexefloat and Combat Support Boat which is embarked on board Mounts Bay said, “I was very happy to take the time to make the visit, and it was interesting to find that there were soldiers buried here, especially when it is so far away from places we normally associate with the Second World War”.