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

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


Fundraising has gone well but we are still short of our target. Anyone who wishes to donate towards the project please email kitchener.memorial@gmail.com or send a cheque payable to Orkney Heritage Society to:

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

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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