Dedicated to the memory of:

Marine Engineering Mechanic (Mechanical) 2

Stephen Tonkin

HMS Coventry

Garden of Remembrance Stephen Tonkin HMS Coventry

Stephen, from Sheffield in South Yorkshire was born on 21st November 1961.

He died when HMS Coventry was bombed and sunk while operating off the northern coast of West Falkland, on 25th May 1982.

Personal information courtesy of


I was at FMG with Stephen Tonkin when the Falklands war erupted.
We used to do the rubix cube sat on a settee watching TOTP.
Stephen was drafted to HMS Coventry and I was drafted to security Portland. So upsetting to hear what happened to him. Such a nice young man. I only knew him for a short time working FMG but he left a great impression on me. Always in my thoughts.

Jeff Flindall

Family and friends are encouraged to contribute.

We will add information to this memorial as we receive it.

If you have a photo, an anecdote, or simply to say you remember him, we will be very pleased to hear from you, so please contact the sama office at 

In 2022, as part of the 40th Anniversary commemorations, geographical features were identified and named after the fallen of 1982.   TONKIN ROCKS are a prominent rock outcrop, west of Bluff Cove Peak on East Falkland. 

It is in position
51° 41′ 04.02″ S, 058° 09′ 31.47″ W