A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Chale -
- St Andrew's Church 40 RM Commando -

Location

In St Andrew's Church, Chale, Isle of Wight, PO38 2HF.
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 21751  
 
Historic England Listing Status

St Andrew's Church is Grade II* Listed. Since the Memorial forms part of the fabric of the Church, is it assumed that it is included within the Listing.
 
Description

A brass plaque naming those members of 40 RM Commando who trained at Chale, and who died on active service in the loss of HMS Fidelity, on 31st December 1942.
 
The plaque was unveiled by Major J.C. Beadle MBE MC RM, Vice President of the 40 Royal Marines Commando Association (1942 - 46), on 22 April 1995.

Note : in the Commonwealth War Grave Commission records the date of death for all the men lost is given as 1st January 1943
Memorial

Chale St Andrew's Church 40 RM Commando
 
Inscription


40 ROYAL MARINES COMMANDO
(1942 - 1946)
'T' COMPANY       H.M.S. FIDELITY
TO THE GREATER GLORY OF GOD
AND EVERLASTING MEMORY OF THE 53 ROYAL MARINES
WHO WERE BILLETED AND TRAINED IN THE PARISH
OF CHALE AND WHO PERISHED AT SEA WHEN HMS FIDELITY
WAS SUNK BY U435 ON 30TH DEC 1942 OFF THE AZORES

WENT THE DAY WELL ?
WE DIED AND NEVER KNEW
FREEDOM WE DIED FOR YOU


 
ANDREWS C CWGC record ...
ANSON H R J CWGC record ...
APPLEBY W T CWGC record ...
BASHAM C E CWGC record ...
BOOTHROYD G CWGC record ...
BRADLEY W J CWGC record ...
BROWNBRIDGE R W CWGC record ...
CHAPMAN C C CWGC record ...
DIXON D G CWGC record ...
EDWARDS M A CWGC record ...
FARRELL R CWGC record ...
FISK G E CWGC record ...
GOODYEAR-KETTLEY F R CWGC record ...
GRANT-DALTON H W F CWGC record ...
HEBDEN R CWGC record ...
HENDERSON A W CWGC record ...
HERD A F CWGC record ...
HEWSON W B CWGC record ...
HILDRETH H L CWGC record ...
HILL R H CWGC record ...
HUMPHREYS H CWGC record ...
HUTCHINSON J CWGC record ...
JAMES R K CWGC record ...
JEFFERS M CWGC record ...
KELLY J F CWGC record ...
LAGOR R A CWGC record ...
LEDBURY D R N CWGC record ...
MCDOWELL E CWGC record ...
MCGEE J C CWGC record ...
METCALF R H CWGC record ...
MILO F C CWGC record ...
NASH T CWGC record ...
OBORN A R CWGC record ...
O'BRIEN E S CWGC record ...
PALMER J CWGC record ...
PANTER H D CWGC record ...
PARKER R S CWGC record ...
PAYNE G T CWGC record ...
PEMBER H D H A CWGC record ...
RICHMOND J A CWGC record ...
SALAMAN H L CWGC record ...
SAUNDERS R T C CWGC record ...
SEABROOK J J L CWGC record ...
SHOCKLEY H W CWGC record ...
SIMMONDS J F CWGC record ...
SWATTON V, DSM CWGC record ...
THOMSON R CWGC record ...
TRASK W A H CWGC record ...
TRUMP W C CWGC record ...
TURNER R C CWGC record ...
TWIDALE T CWGC record ...
WAKEFIELD J H CWGC record ...
WILSON D J CWGC record ...

 
Further Information
 
See the corresponding entry for the 40 Royal Marines Commando Memorial at Shanklin Chine :
 
40 RM Commando Memorial Shanklin Chine
 


 
 

 
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