Louisiana

There are four burials in Louisiana.

Leading Seaman Peter Beatty, Royal Navy, was a gunner on the armed merchant ship SS Baysarua. He drowned on 22 July 1917 when the ship was alongside in New Orleans. He was buried in New Orleans in Cypress Grove Cemetery No. 2 but his grave was lost and he is commemorated in Greenwood Cemetery on a Special Memorial. His Commonwealth War Graves Commission record is here.

Seaman James Metcalf, Royal Naval Reserve, was a gunner on the armed merchant ship SS Queen Helena. On 25 August 1918 when she was alongside in New Orleans, he fell off the ships gangway and drowned. He was buried in New Orleans in Cypress Grove Cemetery No. 2 but his grave was lost and he is commemorated in Greenwood Cemetery on a Special Memorial. His Commonwealth War Graves Commission record is here.

Private Francis George Thomas, Labour Corps, was attached to the British War Mission and serving at Camp Beauregard, Rapides County, when he fell ill with influenza. He died of pneumonia on 11 October 1918 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans. His Commonwealth War Graves Commission record is here.

Private Joseph Henry Wosikowski, Royal Marine Light Infantry, was a gunner on the armed merchant ship SS Kermoor. He drowned on 27 January 1918 when the ship was alongside in New Orleans. He was buried in or near Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, but his grave was lost and he is commemorated there on a Special Memorial. His Commonwealth War Graves Commission record is here.

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