HHMS Salta Memorial To Those Lost At Sea

   LEAVING CHELTENHAM …………..and all that was dear



Cheltonians Commemorated On

The HMHS Salta Memorial


Location:   Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France

History:   A memorial in Plot 62 of the Cemetery marks the graves of 24 casualties from the hospital ship ‘Salta’ and her patrol boat, sunk by a mine on 10 April 1917. The memorial also commemorates by name the soldiers, nurses and merchant seamen lost from the ‘Salta’ whose bodies were not recovered, and those lost in the sinking of the hospital ship ‘Galeka’ (mined on 28 October 1916) and the transport ship ‘Normandy’ (torpedoed on 25 January 1918), whose graves are not known


“Cheltonians” listed on this Memorial:   2

Ste Marie Cemetery

Copyright and source – Commonwealth War Graves Commission

“Cheltonians” listed on HMHS Salta Memorial

Pte Ernest Arthur BIRT

Pte Ernest Henry HARRIS


1.   Harris is not commemorated on any memorial in the Cheltenham area though he is commemorated on his father’s grave in the cemetery at Staverton (St Catherine’s) Churchyard.




Page last updated:  10th April 2014


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