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FITJAR CHURCHYARD

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Country:
Norway
Identified Casualties:
3
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
5.31913
Latitude:
59.91754

Location Information

The churchyard is on a large island south of Bergen. Fitjar is located on route 545 which runs down the western coast of the island. The church stands next to the road in the village. The private memorial is a large brown obelisk about 2 metres high, located at 2 O'clock from the gate.

Historical Information

The churchyard contains three Commonwealth burials of the First World War, all sailors, who were killed when the destroyer HMS 'Partridge' was lost in action on 12 December 1917. The graves are marked by a stone memorial raised by subscriptions from the mine sweeping flotilla stationed at Fitjar in 1919.