Royal Naval Cemetery

Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery is dedicated to the men who gave their lives to World Wars I & II

The inscription around the base of the central Cross reads:
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

The cemetery was built and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

5 thoughts on “Royal Naval Cemetery

  1. Does my uncle Harry Spencer have a grave here his naval no is 158255 he was on the royal Oak ship that was sunk on 14 Oct 1939

    • Boy 1st Class
      SPENCER, HARRY
      Service Number P/JX 158255

      Died 14/10/1939

      Aged 17

      H.M.S. Royal Oak
      Royal Navy

      Hi dawn. I seen your post and had a check on cwgc website it didnt say if your uncle had a grave in lyness. Although it said he was commemorated in PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
      Hampshire.
      I am working in lyness cemetery on monday I will have a look. And let you know if I find your uncles grave.
      Best regards.
      Lee Richmond

    • I’ve just found him in Gosport cemetery, Hampshire, along with his father. If you send me an email address I’ll post a photo for you.

  2. I have recently discovered that my dad’s cousin, John Burrow Dawson, is buried at Lyness. He was on HMS Hampshire sunk on 5th June 1916. He was 19 years old.The grave location is F32. It would be great if someone could send me a photo.

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