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Old Battle Harbour Cemetery
Battle Island, Labrador Coast, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

Lat: 55° 16' 00"N, Lon: 55° 35' 00"W

Submitted by Charles Gravel, May 15, 2006, last edited May 27, 2006 [charles_gravel@hotmail.com]. Total records = 16.

To reach the old cemetery in Battle Harbor, you must follow the wooden boardwalk from the wharf to the church. Behind the church, take the small trail leading to the ocean. After a walk of about 1000 feet you will see the cemetery between two rocky cliffs.

Battle Harbour is located on Battle Harbour Island 8 km off Mary's Harbour. To reach Battle Harbour, you must follow the road 510 east from St-Barbe/Blanc-Sablon ferry on about 200 km to Mary's Harbour then take a local ferry which will bring you to the village.

Battle Harbour had been an important community of english fisherman for more than 200 years. The few people that were still living there were forced to move by NewFoundland Government to Mary's Harbour. Recently, the Canadian Federal Government has made Battle Harbour an important historic site to let us remember the important role of this place in the development of Labrador.

I visited and read this cemetery in Jul of 2002. It includes all existing and legible stones and markers.

- Charles Gravel

B., E., d. 1867
Barfoot, Charles, no dates, age: 49y, illegible
Bendell, Eliza, no dates, illegible, age: 10y
Bradley, Susannah, b. 23 Feb 1846, d. 09 Dec 1883, w/o Bradley, Jacob, native of Bay Roberts, died at Indian Cove, Labrador
Crammanston, Henry, b. 31 Jul 185-, d. Aug 1940, Poole, England
Florance, John E., d. 20 Jan 1898, age: 59y, native of Wareham, Dorsetshire
Hedderson, Emma, d. 10 Jul 1887, erected by his sons Henry T. & George
Hedderson, John, d. 1861
Hedderson, John, d. 23 Dec 1872, age: 56y
Mead, Rebecca, d. 02 Nov 1886, age: 8y
Pye, James, d. 23 Dec 1873, age: 42y
Pye, Julia Edmund, d. 14 Oct 1884, age: 46y
Russell, Steeve, d. 24 Jul 1886, age: 60y
Soward, Susannah, d. 07 May 1885
Sparks, Jordan, d. 09 Jul 1883, age: 23y, native of Bricus, N.F.
Sweetapple, Charles, d. 5 Jun 1900, age: 75y

3 illegible stela

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