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The Memorial
Jorma Meronen

The Memorial

The text in the stone:

Bomarsund 1854

To commemorate the fallen of the British naval force in the
Baltic and the bravery of their comrades. Many were
distinguished for conspicious acts of gallantry; foremost
were the first recipients of the Victoria Cross for valour, namely

Charles Davis LUCAS, Mate RN
21 June 1854 aboard HMS Hecla
John BYTHESEA, Lieutenant RN
William JOHNSTONE, Stoker RN
from HMS Arrogant 9-12 August 1854 ashore on Wårdö.

Nikon D80 ,Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM
1/160s f/9.0 at 19.0mm iso200 full exif

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