Argostoli British Cemetery Kefalonia

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Sacred to the memory of
John Powers
Late Drum Major 80th Regiment
Died 2nd October 1830

Today man dress'd in gold and silver bright,
Wrapp'd in a shroud before tomorrow night,
True as the scripture says mans life's a span,
The present moment is the life of man.

As a token of respect this stone was erected by his comrade Serjeants.


Sacred To The Memory of
Lieu. Colonel Thomas Wright
 90th Light Infantry
 Late Resident of this Island
who died on September 19th 1824
Aged ??

This Column was erected by his
 brother officers and some friends
of the garrison and island of Cefalonia
 as a tribute of their respect for his
 ???? character and private worth.


Sacred to the Memory of
 Colpoys B. Walcott
Midshipman HMS Victor Emanuel
Died 10th June 1861 Age 18 years

Erected by his brother officers.


Sacred to the Memory of
Capt. Arthur Onslow Creighton
of the reserve battalion 36th Regiment
who died of Fever on the 3rd Sept 1848
in the 26th year of his Age.

This Monument was erected by his Brother officers in testimony of their esteem and regard.


Near this Stone lie the remains of
the following non-commissioned officers, Privates and Women of the 1st K. O. Staffordshire Militia
who died on the undermentioned dates:

Serjeant George Grocott. October 25th 1855
Corporal George Simpson  Septr 29th      
Private George Bennett. Augs28th      
John Moran October 1st      
Augustine Cannon. 3rd      
James Evans 11th      
Edward Shown.   13th      
George Hill. 15th      
Samuel Morgan.  22nd      
Samuel Lloyd 23rd      
Samuel Hartshorn. 24th      

Moses Brettel

Thomas Morgan  Novemr.  2nd      
Joseph Bratt  16th      
James Mellor 19th      
Common Welsh.  21st      
Jeremiah Devannagh.  27th      
Daniel Dix.  29th      
George Bate  December 16th      
Thomas Deer February 11th 1856
James Caldwell. April 16th      

- Also -
Susannah, wife of Edw. Causer Novemr 11th 1855
Martha, do. of Robt Chell. Decemr 10th 1855
Elizabeth, do. of Wm Hawkins '' 20th 1855
Elizabeth, do. of Corp. W Riley Febry 15th 1856

[ the stone has fallen flat and is broken in two]


Sacred to the memory of

Lucius Steed
of HMS Dreadnaught
who was drowned while in the execution of his duty on Wednesday Oct. 12th 1887
 Aged 21 years

Thy will be done. Matt 6.10
This stone was erected by the
E.R.A.s, Chief and Leading Stokers and Stokers in token of their esteem.


Lucius Steed was born 10th September 1865 in Cosham, Hampshire. He Joined the Royal Navy on the 11th May 1884 and was described ;  5'6'', brown hair, blue eyes, and a fair complexion, distinguishing marks : scar in the centre of forehead. He initially served on HMS Asia, 11th July - 13th October 1984, joining HMS Dreadnaught on the 14th October 1884. The final entry on his service record states: Discharged Dead- drowned at Argostoli 12/10/87.


Sacred to the memory of

William H. Towner
of HMS Dreadnaught
who was drowned while in the execution of his duty on Wednesday Oct. 12th 1887
 Aged 28 years
And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
 Mark13. 37
This stone was erected by the
E.R.A.s, Chief and Leading Stokers and Stokers in token of their esteem.


Sacred to the memory of

W. C. Soder Late Gr.  R.M.A.
of HMS Dreadnaught
Died on the 14th  Oct.  1887
 Aged 25 years

This Stone was erected by the detachment
of marines as a token of their respect for him.


Sacred to the memory of

Privt. Thos. Millward
90th Ligt. Infy.
died 25th Octr. 1827
Aged 38 years

Also Geo. Millward his son
died the same day
aged 1 Yr. & 9 Mo.



James Kirkwood
42nd R.H.

[unusually plain stone not even rank or "in memory of". Surely there will be a story here. compare to the next stone for another man from the same regiment ]


To the Memory of

Pt. James McArra
42 Royal Highlanders
who died at Argostoli on the 5th July 1842
Aged 37 years
after a period of 17 years faithfull service. [sic]

Erected by his comrades of the Grenadier Company


Petty Officer R.N.
H. C. Butler
H.M.S. "Barham"
14th August 1927. Age 39.


Leading Seaman R.N.
C. W. Goodband
H.M.S. "Curacao"
1st August 1931. Age 29.


Sacred to the Memory of

Edward Snell
Leading Stoker of HMS Chamois
who Died from Injuries received
 at his place of duty at the loss
of HMS Chamois September 29th 1904
 aged 34 years

Erected by his comrades in the Destroyer Flotilla.
Edward Snell was born on the 16th August 1870 at Tavistock, Devon. His occupation was given as  "Miner" when he joined the Navy 13th June 1890 and he was described as: 5"6' , brown hair, grey eyes and dark complexion. He served on numerous ships of the Royal Navy including ; Indus, Bellerophon, Rainbow, Britannia, Colossus, Resolution, Orion. the final entry on his service record states:

 "Discharged dead, 29.9.04 at Cefalonia. Died from the effect
of severe scalds received at the loss of Chamois on 26th Sept. 04."

"Dictionary of Disasters at Sea in the Age of Steam 1824 - 1962" by Charles Hocking  refers: " CHAMOIS British Navy, destroyer; 1897; Palmers Co. 360 tons; 215 x 20.7x-; 6,000 ihp.; 30 knots; triple expansion engines; one 12 pdr. gun, five 6 pdr.; 2 T.T. ...... The destroyer Chamois Lt. S. H. Tennyson, was lost off the west coast of Greece on September 26th 1904. It was assumed that an 'A' bracket broke and damaged the ships side but complete details are lacking. There was no loss of life."


Sacred to the memory of

Thos. Woodthorpe Trafford

son of
Serjt. Major Robt. Trafford
2n. Bn. Rifle Brigade
Henrietta his Wife
who depared this life
on the 14th November 1834
Five Years & One Month.


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