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Memorial details

Memorial type
Addition to gravestone
District
Orkney
Town
Stromness
County
Orkney
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Second World War - civilians, Terrorist Acts
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
76290

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Current location

Stromness Cemetery
Warebeth Road
Stromness
Orkney
Orkney
KW16 3JW
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: HY 23759 08255
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Addition to family gravestone
Inscription
.... ALSO THEIR SON/WILLIAM ARTHUR [SWANSON]/CHIEF OFFICER SS TINHOW/LOST AT SEA 11TH MAY 1943/AGED 36 YEARS/AND THEIR SON/GEORGE ALEXANDER PLANTER/KILLED BY TERRORISTS IN MALAYA/26TH NOV 1948 AGED 39 YEARS/INTERRED CHERAS ROAD CEMETERY/KUALA LUMPUR...
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Swanson, George Alexander
Swanson, William Arthur
See details for all 2 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, relationships, place of death, manner of death, date of death, age
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Terrorist Acts
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, relationships, occupation, manner of death, place of death, date of death, age, place of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gravestone
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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