There is a wonderful view from the cemetery here on the hill, overlooking  Porthmeor Beach, contrasting with the rather crowded feel of the closely spaced Victorian graves. 

The hilside location means that it can be windy, so we'd like to suggest we leave either a lavender or rosemary plant (in a terracota pot for stability), or  painted stone with the flag of St Piran, to commemorate this young man. 

William Carbines


12th April 1912 - Barnoon Cemetery, St Ives

William Carbines was born in 1893 at Nanjivey, near St Ives. He had four older siblings, including three older brothers who, by 1912, had all moved to work as miners in the United States of America.  In the 1911 census, William is described as an 'unmarried general labourer', and one can assume that the lack of work in the area, as mines became unprofitable and closed, was a contributing factor to his seeking work across the Atlantic.  

After the Titanic sank, William's body was taken aboard the Oceanic for repatriation to Southampton; it was then  transferred by train to St Ives, for burial on 30th May 1912.  The funeral was attended by over 500 mourners, and William was buried in the grave of his grandparents. Sadly, just under one month later, his youngest brother, George, passed away at the age of three, and was also buried here. 

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