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Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados
 

Commonwealth War Graves

 
 
Commonwealth War Graves Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 27, 2019
1. Commonwealth War Graves Marker
Inscription.  

Commonwealth War Graves
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission was established by Royal Charter of 21 May 1917
The Commisioner’s work was guided by fundamental principals which were established in 1920.

That each of the dead should be commemorated individually by name either on the headstone on the grave or by inscription on a memorial.

That the headstones and memories should be permanent.

The Headstone should be uniform
 
Location. 13° 4.753′ N, 59° 36.56′ W. Marker is in Bridgetown, Saint Michael. Marker can be reached from Unnamed road just east of Drill Hall Beach, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgetown, Saint Michael BB14038, Barbados. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Barbados Military Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial to Barbadian Merchant Seamen of World War II (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Commissariat for the British Commission (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Main Guard (approx.
Commonwealth War Graves Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 27, 2019
2. Commonwealth War Graves Marker
There are nine World War II era graves in this cemetery.
0.3 kilometers away); Royal Artillery Barracks (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Errol Walton Barrow (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Monument to Those Lost in the 1831 Hurricane (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Barbados Independence Monument (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridgetown.
 
Also see . . .  Gravesend Military Cemetery. There are nine World War II era graves at the cemetery, also known as the Gravesend Military Cemetery. (Submitted on June 8, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.) 
 
Grave of Frank W.K. Mullins, one of nine Commonwealth graves in the cemetery image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 27, 2019
3. Grave of Frank W.K. Mullins, one of nine Commonwealth graves in the cemetery
Frank William Kemshall Mullins (D/MX 75350)
Engine Room Artificer 4th Class - Royal Navy - H.M.S. Benbow
15 August 1943, aged 22
Born in Doncaster in Q3 1921
Son of Frank Raynor and Florence Ivy Mullins, of Balby, Doncaster, S. Yorks.
Gravesend Military Cemetery, Bridgetown
Died of illness at HMS Benbow, a shore establishment in Trinidad
An additional monument at the cemetery which includes earlier graves image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 27, 2019
4. An additional monument at the cemetery which includes earlier graves
This monument includes gravestones from the 1830s to the 1920s.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 10, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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