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