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Castries, Saint Lucia — Caribbean Region (Lesser Antilles)
 

Choc Bay War Cemetery

 
 
Choc Bay War Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 20, 2018
1. Choc Bay War Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
Choc Bay War Cemetery
Commonwealth War Grave

The men in whose memory this group of headstones has been set up gave their lives in the service of their country and were buried in this cemetery

 
Location. 14° 1.336′ N, 60° 59.225′ W. Marker is in Castries, Castries. Marker can be reached from Peninsular Road just west of Castries - Gros Islet Highway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Castries LC04 301, Saint Lucia.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir George Frederick Lawrence Charles (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Charles Eugene Gabriel de la Croix, Marquis de Castries (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Free French World War II Memorial (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Holy Trinity Anglican Church Foundation Stone (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Simon Bolivar (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Jean Baptiste Bideau (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Sir John George Melvin Compton (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Hon. Derek Alton Walcott (approx. 1.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Castries.
 
Regarding Choc Bay War Cemetery. Choc Bay War Cemetery contains 29 Commonwealth burials of the First World War
Choc Bay War Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 20, 2018
2. Choc Bay War Cemetery Marker
The four graves to the sides of the marker (Abdul Subhan, Montaz Ali, Mohib Ulla and Rafiq Jaman) were killed in the March 9, 1942 Nazi attack by U-161 on the SS Umtata in the Port of Castries. These men were members of the Indian Merchant Navy, and as Muslims have Arabic inscriptions on their gravestones. They, like all of the other graves, face east.
and 15 from the Second World War. There are also three non-war graves in the cemetery.
 
Also see . . .  Choc Bay Cemetery at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. (Submitted on April 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
Categories. War, World IWar, World II
 
An example of a WWI grave at the cemetery image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 20, 2018
3. An example of a WWI grave at the cemetery
Buried near this spot
7327 Private
S. Paddyfoot
British West Indies Regt.
5th April 1917
An example of a non-war grave at the cemetery image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 20, 2018
4. An example of a non-war grave at the cemetery
In memory of
Pte Wm Geo Clarke
Roy. Marine Light Infantry
Died at Dennery. St Lucia
6th June 1907
of enteric fever
Aged 31
Erected by his shipmates
of H.M.S. Indefatigable
Choc Bay War Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 20, 2018
5. Choc Bay War Cemetery Marker
The marker is in the southeast corner of the cemetery, seen here in the closest row of graves, the third to the right. The closest graves seen here are generally from World War II and the World War I era graves are closer to the cross.
The cross at Choc Bay War Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 20, 2018
6. The cross at Choc Bay War Cemetery
Choc Bay War Cemetery entrance sign image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 20, 2018
7. Choc Bay War Cemetery entrance sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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