Thursday, May 08, 2014

British Cemetery

Tomorrow, May 9, at 11:00 am visitors will join island residents, representatives of the British and Canadian embassies, US Coast Guard dignitaries, Ocracoke school students, and others to remember those who gave their lives as they patrolled and protected the east coast of the United States during WWII.

Specifically remembered will be the crew of the British armed trawler, Bedfordshire which was torpedoed May 11, 1942. Four of the crew members are buried on Ocracoke.

British Cemetery, 1942

You can read more about the British Cemetery here:

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of traveling to the island on Frazier Peele's ferry in 1951. You can read it here:


  1. I really enjoyed your article about the ferry ride. Amazing what people throughout history have dealt with to live on the island. My husband will be the new Methodist minister there beginning in July. I am really looking forward to it!

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the article.

      I live just down the lane from the parsonage. Welcome to Ocracoke!