Location: Ocracoke, North Carolina
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
- British Cemetery Road
- GPS Coordinates
- N 35° 07' 00" W 075° 58' 50" or
- N 35 07.000 W 75 58.833
Table of Interments
|Surname||Given Name(s)||Born||Died||Photo (click for larger)|
|Cunningham||Thomas||abt 1915||11 May 1942|
|Craig||Stanley R.||abt 1918||11 May 1942|
|Barnes||Frederick W.||16 Mar 1911||11 May 1942|
|White||Charles William||abt 1919||11 May 1942|