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OSMONDWALL CEMETERY

  • Country United Kingdom
  • Total identified casualties 42 Find these casualties
  • Region Orkney
  • Casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 58.78783, Longitude: -3.15429

Location information

Osmondwall Cemetery is on the island of Hoy, which can be reached from mainland Orkney (Houtem) by a car ferry run by Orkney Ferries. The cemetery is in the south of the island. From the ferry terminal at Lyness, travel south on the B9047. After travelling six miles, cross over a causeway and take a minor road straight ahead. Travel along this road for two miles, the cemetery is on a slope overlooking the bay.

History information

The cemetery was used by the Navy in 1914-15, before Lyness Cemetery was begun. It now belongs to the County Council.

Over 40 of the graves are in the newer (East) part, Rows B to E, in a war plot, which is marked by a war cross. The remainder are to be found in the older part.