Orkney Heritage Society project to restore the Kitchener Memorial in Birsay, West Mainland, Orkney, Scotland and “better commemorate” all those lost with HMS Hampshire when she sank in 1916.

We constructed a low arc-shaped wall, next to the restored Kitchener Memorial, engraved with the names of all 737 men lost with HMS Hampshire.

Orkney Heritage Society’s Kitchener Memorial Working Group received a 2016 Scottish Heritage Angel Award in recognition of their voluntary work.

Getting in touch

If you wish to contact Orkney Heritage Society about this project please email kitchener.memorial@gmail.com or write to:

Orkney Heritage Society,
PO Box 6220,
KW15 9AD.

Alternatively, please see the left-hand column of the blog for links to our Facebook and Twitter accounts.


4 thoughts on “About”

  1. Good evening

    I lost a great uncle, William Gale, on the Hampshire. His brother, Charles Gale, had died a few days before on HMS Invincible.

    Christine Widdowson


  2. Hello ,

    Following this weeks meeting of the Friends of Brockley & Ladywell cemeteries ( Foblc) -SE London , a donation of £20 was agreed towards the memorial project ( cheque to follow) one of those lost on HMS Hampshire on that fateful day was Chief Engineer Charles Thomas Stringer who as well as being listed on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial is also remembered on the family grave in Brockley cemetery and his graves is a stopping point on guided walks in the cemetery..

    Best Wishes

    Mike Guilfoyle
    Vice-Chair : FOBLC


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