Miscellaneous Graves in the Falklands
These are details of various old graves scattered around the Falklands.
I have no other information relating to the graves, except what is shown below.
Grave of A.D. BROCKWAY; off the barge "Echo";
Accidentally shot while hunting wild foxes during 1849*.
Grave sited at Christmas Harbour in the ice of Gun Rock Hill.
Grave of Charles March SUPPLE; an old Irish Seaman;
Died 15 Oct 1880, aged 70 years;
Grave sited on Great Island in Falkland Sound,
near the old settlement which is now a heap of brick ruins. There is also reference (Falkland Island Journal 1973) to a settler named Supple, who in
April 1846, enrolled as a Police constable in Stanley.
Graves of 5 men off English Navy Ships:
Sited on southern slopes of Mt Egmont on Saunders Island,
(The site of the first English Settlement in 1765):
Thos. HARMWOOD : died 20 Jul 1766; off HMS Jason
John COULSON : died 29 Nov 1766; off HMS Jason
Andrew ENNIS : died 26 Dec 1766; off HMS Jason
Robert DYER : died 15 Apr 1769; off HMS Favourite
Pte. Wm. STEADFELL(RM) : died abt 1769-1770;
off HMS Favourite or Swift
*Note: The foxes which BROCKWAY was hunting would be the Warrahs;
now extinct, the last being shot in 1876.
This site has more information on The Warrah
Two Photos of the gravesite of Charles March Supple
Kindly provided by C. Harris, taken 1997.
The ground covering plant is "Diddle-Dee" - prolific in the Islands; bane of farmers but the small red
berries make a unique and delicious jam!
The ending of the surname Supple can just be made out.