A Grove of trees in the Scottish Highlands
Georges Memorial
Ordinary Seaman George Henry Ross RN
July 9th 1917


This grove is in memory of George Ross killed when HMS Vanguard exploded at Scapa Flow on 9th July 1917

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Donated by Charles, Francis and Ninian Boyle

26th June 2017

George Ross was in his 19th year serving in HMS Vanguard when, shortly before midnight a series of explosions destroyed the battleship. There were only two survivors. from a crew of 845. George was the son of (then) C.E.R.A James P Ross RN and stepson of Lily Ross. He was the half sister to Lily Constance Boyle (nee) Ross and half-uncle to her children. George has no known grave though the remains of HMS Vanguard in the waters of Scapa Flow is a war grave

Your grove of trees

The trees in this grove will be carefully planted in protected sites in the Scottish Highlands where they will create homes for wildlife and forests for the future.

Scots pine against a summer blue sky.
Twinflowers in bloom on pine woodland floor.
A Scotch argus butterfly on common ragwort.
Ordinary Seaman George Henry Ross RN's grove
Trees in this grove: 10

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