New sign for Stanley Cemetery in the Falklands
21 November 2012
A new sign has been placed at Stanley Cemetery on the Falkland
Islands telling people there are official war graves within
The British MP Kevan Jones, who speaks for the opposition Labour
Party on defence, was a recent visitor to the Falklands and --
in his capacity as a Commonwealth War Graves Commissioner --
he delivered the new sign, which was placed on the cemetery's
fence. Rob Yssel, who is responsible for the military graves,
and local historian John Smith, were at the cemetery to meet
Mr Jones for the occasion.
The sign at Stanley is one of a number being put up by the CWGC
as part of a project
to highlight lesser-known sites containing war
The President of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission,
the Duke of Kent, was also a recent visitor to the Falkland Islands
as part of the celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
During his visit the Duke inspected the war graves at
Please click here for more details
about the Falklands and the Duke's visit.