This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Rebury remains of WW2 Royal Navy sailors dug up by metal scavengers in Indonesia
This petition calls on the Government to rebury the remains of British Royal Navy WW2 sailors, who died on HMS Exeter and HMS Electra, that were dug up and dumped in an anonymous mass grave in Indonesia by metal scavengers. We want these remains recovered and buried with the dignity they deserve.
Reports in the Guardian, the Dutch and Indonesian media state since 2014 up to 40 WW2 vessels in the Java sea have been partially or completely destroyed by metal scavengers. This includes the disturbing and dumping of remains of WW2 Royal Navy sailors, who died on British warships, HMS Exeter, HMS Electra and HMS Encounter in an anonymous mass grave.
The Guardian article is here
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