Dedicated to the memory of:


Susan Whitley

Falkland Islands

Susan Whitley had worked in Stanley as a teacher in the Secondary School.  In the early hours of 12th June, a British naval shell exploded over No.7 Ross Road West, filling the house with blast and shrapnel.  Susan was killed instantly.

Following her death, her Husband organised her burial at Sea Lion Island.  People in her home town of Llandrindod Wells subsequently donated funds to establish the Sue Whitley Trust, which still functions to this day, encouraging the children of the Falklands in her chosen subject – Art. 


I met Susan when she worked at Bassingbourn Village College in Cambridgeshire, I think it was 1973 or thereabouts.  My mother had a part time job in the kitchens and she told Susan that I could give her a lift into Royston so she could go to the Folk club which met on Thursday evenings.  She came round to our house in the same village and that was how I remember her, someone who could fill a room with her personality.  I didn’t meet her again after that, I went off to work in Canada soon afterwards and she eventually ended up in the Falkland Islands.  We read her reports in the Royston newspaper at the time of the war and after they suddenly stopped we heard of her tragic end.  Rest In Peace Susan, you are not forgotten.

Richard Sproulle, my mother was Lily Sproulle


Family and friends are encouraged to contribute.

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

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In 2022, as part of the 40th Anniversary commemorations, geographical features were identified and named after the fallen of 1982.   WHITLEY POINT is the western point of Sea Lion Island, in the Sea Lion Islands group.

It is in position
52° 26′ 13.89″ S, 059° 08′ 59.96″ W