Memorial: M6555

Naval cemetery at  Rysnässet, Fårö, Gotland, Sweden, Rest of the World

Location

Rysnässet, Fårö, Gotland, Sweden, Rest of the World

Details

Description: Small cemetery in which are buried seamen who died during a cholera outbreak in the Baltic Fleet in 1854. It is marked by a large granite boulder and bounded by iron chains between boulders. Individual graves are marked by mounds.
Type: Cemetery
Materials: Granite
Date Erected: 1854

Event

Crimea War

Event Date

1853-1856

Event Category

British Conflicts in Asia

Extra

Notes: A granite marker with the names of those buried here was reputedly shipped out from England but was lost overboard during unloading. It was replaced by a wooden board which had become illegible by the 1930's.
Recorder: Hans von Heijne