Memorials

There are a number of memorials on South Georgia to people who have died but who are not buried on the island. This section includes the memorials, and where a memorial commemorates more than one person, the names are listed too.

CLASEN, Wayne

Commemorates CLASEN, Wayne Born 30 Jan 1977 Died 5 Dec 2015 Age 38 Location Mount Duse Falkland Islander Wayne was part of the SG government building team on the island for a few years. After his tragically early death, his best friend, who was also part of the building team, made this memorial from a

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Hope Point Military Memorial

Commemorates GREEN, Signaller Gary P. HARRISON, LCpl J.C. MEAD, Sapper D.L. Location Hope Point, KEP Three crosses on Hope Point commemorate three soldiers who died in the period between 1982 and 2001, when the British presence on South Georgia was provided by a small garrison. They did not die during the 1982 fighting, but later

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Sudur Havid Memorial Cross

Memorial Sudur Havid Memorial Cross Location Hillside above the Grytviken Cemetery The South African Longline fishing vessel Sudur Havid sank in South Georgia waters on 6 June 1998 in position 53 55 S 041 24W. There are two memorials to the 17 victims. This one is a cross on the hillside above the cemetery at

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SLOSSARCZYK, Walter

Memorial SLOSSARCZYK, Walter Location Grytviken Died 26 November 1911 Walter was Third officer and Wireless Officer on Wilhelm Filchner’s vessel Deutschland. He went out in a small boat from King Edward Cove and was never seen again. The boat was found floating way outside Cumberland Bay. His memorial cross can be seen on the hillside

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Sandefjord Memorial Chapel

In 2004 a memorial chapel was opened in Sandefjord, Norway, to commemorate the Norwegians who died and are buried on South Georgia. Four plates, made from steel brought from the abandoned whaling station at Stromness in South Georgia, list the names of the Norwegians who are remembered in the Memorial Chapel.

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Hope Point Shackleton Memorial

Commemorates SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry Died 5 January 1922 Location Hope Point, KEP Sir Ernest died on board the vessel Quest, moored in King Edward Cove. His body was taken to Montevideo, and his shipmates built the memorial cairn on Hope Point with the cross. He was later buried in the cemetery at Grytviken (see the

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BROWN, Nan

Name BROWN, Nan Died 31 Jan 1995 in Edinburgh Memorial Nan Brown Memorial Nan lived at King Edward Point with her husband George, who was Government Radio Officer from 1954 to 1957. She wrote the book ‘Antarctic Housewife’ about her experiences. George returned with her ashes in December 1996 and scattered them in the areas

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Barrett-Hamilton memorial

Commemorates Major G.E.H. Barrett-Hamilton Location Grytviken Church Major Barratt Hamilton was a biologist, researching whale biology at Leith, when he died of a heart attack. This memorial was placed in the Grytviken church in 2005 to replace an earlier marble plaque that has gone missing from the cemetery at Leith.

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