The story of the Unknown Sailor is a sad one. His grave was found in France and has been said to be cursed on account of the unknown man whose body it contains. Recently, however, some have begun to speculate that this might not be true at all. Who is the sailor? What happened to him? When did he die? These are questions that remain unanswered but you can find out more by reading on.
The story of the Unknown Sailor is an interesting one. His grave was found in France whose body it contains. Recently, however, some have begun to speculate that this might not be true at all. Who is the sailor? What happened to him? When did he die? These are questions that remain unanswered but you can find out more by reading on…
Introduction: The man whose tomb has been known as “
Le Soldat Inconnu” since 1920 rests there still today with no name or identity besides his rank and regiment number – Private 1367219 from D Company of the London Regiment (13th Bn) who died aged 21 during World War I on November 11 1918 at Mametz Wood near Amiens when a shell
The story of the Unknown Sailor is an old one indeed. The sailor, whose grave is widely said to carry a curse against whoever disturbs it, died in 1807 and was buried at sea near Portsmouth Naval Base on the south coast of England. For years sailors have avoided this spot by keeping their ships about two miles off shore but as time went on they began to believe that there must be good fishing out there so many ventured closer to see what all the fuss was about only for disaster to strike soon after.
Every ship lost has been found floating just off-shore with no sign of crew or passengers ever seen again.
This legend has spanned more than 200 years now and still captures peoples attention today because nobody knows who this unknown sailor really was, where he came from or why his remains were left out there in the first place. All that is known about him are many tales of how sailors would avoid coming too close to his resting spot for fear of terrible fates striking their ships down. Whether these stories influenced their beliefs or not, no one will know until someone dares to interrupt his final rest on the surface…and lives long enough to tell us what they found!
whose grave is widely said to carry a curse against whoever disturbs it? The answers may lie with this Sailor!
In one of these tales, sailors talk about how ships would suddenly sink after coming too close to his resting spot for fear of terrible fates striking their ships down…in another tale they say that if you come within 100 yards of his final rest on the surface (which today we know as Buzzards Bay) then something bad will happen and “the seagulls start screaming” !!! For years nobody dared touch him or go near him believing he was cursed .
The unknown sailor’s story is a tragic one, whose grave today remains largely undisturbed. The year was 1892 and on board the HMS Victoria were over 300 men who had been enlisted for service in the Royal Navy to fight against Russia during their war with Japan. On October 26th of that same year, the vessel sank after being attacked by Japanese warships near Port Arthur within sight of land. All but seven members of the crew perished – some due to injuries or shark attacks from nearby waters, while others took their own lives rather than face certain death at shipwreck – as they would have preferred it if they had known what awaited them below deck when most everyone knew what lay ahead for those waiting ashore.
Rumors quickly began , and persisted for years, that the ship still carried a treasure trove of gold and silver coins.
Some said it was cursed because all who touched it would die soon thereafter. The surviving sailors whose boat went down with the vessel were too busy trying to keep their heads above water and so they paid no attention to anything else once they reached shoreline, but those whose job had been on board the doomed vessel before its sinking swore by these rumors when questioned about them later in life.
“Captain [name] always told us there are treasures below decks.” recalled one sailor from his deathbed in 1918 after being rescued off HMS Indefatigable sunk three months earlier during World War I’s Battle of Jutland near Denmark (though he may have been referencing the loss of HMS Audacious whose sunken hull was discovered off Ireland in 2001 and whose crew had a similar story to tell).