A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Cowes -
- St Mary's Church : Ratsey brothers Memorial -

Location

In St Mary's Church, Church Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8HA.
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 21775
 
Historic England Listing Status

St Mary's Church is Listed Grade II*. Since the Memorial forms part of the fabric of the building it is assumed that it is covered by the Listing.
 
Description

A brass plaque, manufactured by H Osborne, Eng'r, Ryde.
Memorial

Cowes : St Mary's Church : Ratsey brothers
 
Original grave marker Capt C S Pittis
 
Capt Ratsey's original grave marker at Gaza, photo from Brian Greening
Inscription


IN PROUD MEMORY OF THREE GALLANT OFFICERS
1/8 HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT (T.F.) ISLE OF WIGHT RIFLES

CAPTAIN DONALD WHITE RATSEY
KILLED AT SUVLA BAY AUGUST 12TH 1915
CAPTAIN CLAYTON RATSEY
KILLED AT SUVLA BAY AUGUST 12TH 1915
LIEUTENANT STEPHEN GILBERT RATSEY
KILLED IN THE FIRST BATTLE OF GAZA APRIL 19TH 1917

Sons of Thomas White and Lucy Margaret Ratsey of Cowes

THEY FOUGHT AND DIED FOR KING AND COUNTRY


 
Further Information

CWGC References :

D W Ratsey
C Ratsey
S G Ratsey

 
The grave marker illustrated names not only Capt C S Pittis, MC, but also Lieut S G Ratsey, and Lieut S Attfield, of The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt) attd. 9th Bn Hants Regt.

IWCP 24 Nov 1917 : S G Ratsey
From the Isle of Wight County Press 24 Nov 1917


Further biographical information
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Page last updated : 23 Feb 2007


 
 

 
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