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Picture Number1237
Courtesy OfRoddie Macpherson
GraveyardStronurinish, Portree
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R. Dunning.

R. DUNNING/Ordinary Seaman R.N./P/JX 349472/H.M.S. 'Curacoa'/2nd October 1942 age 18.

A sweet young life/that promised well/we miss him/no tongue can tell.

Picture Added on 16 April 2014.


H.M.S. 'Curacoa' sank following collision in convoy with RMS Queen Mary off N. Ireland. The liner was carrying 10, 000 American troops to Europe and, due to U-boat risk, did not stop to assist.

Some colleagues of this seaman were buried here and in Ashaig Old burial ground.

Added by on 20 April 2014.

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