British Cemetery, Ocracoke, North Carolina

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Date: 20 Aug 2003
Location: Ocracoke, North Carolinamap
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During World War II, the British antisubmarine trawler the H.M.S. Bedfordshire was assigned to the U.S. Navy. On May 11, 1942, the Bedfordshire was torpedoed by a German submarine off the North Carolina coast and the entire crew was lost.

On May 14 four bodies were washed up on the beach at Ocracoke Island; two were identified as Sub-Lt. Thomas Cunningham and Telegraphist Stanley R. Craig; the others were unidentified, although it is believed by some that they may have been Telegraphist Charles Wm. White and Engineman Frederick W. Barnes Source: British Cemetery (Trent Rd. , Ocracoke Island)

This free space page for British Cemetery is part of WikiTree's North Carolina Cemeteries Project, and was created to document the life and times of those that are interred there. The North Carolina Cemeteries Project is a subproject of the larger U.S. Cemeteries Project.

Location and Map


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  • British Cemetery Road
  • GPS Coordinates
N 35° 07' 00" W 075° 58' 50" or
N 35 07.000 W 75 58.833

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Table of Interments

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Surname Given Name(s) Born Died Photo (click for larger)
CunninghamThomasabt 191511 May 1942
CraigStanley R.abt 191811 May 1942
BarnesFrederick W.16 Mar 1911 11 May 1942
WhiteCharles Williamabt 191911 May 1942

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