A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Gatcombe : St Olave's Church -
- WW I IW Rifles -

Location

In St Olave's Church, Gatcombe, Isle of Wight, PO30 3EJ.
 
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IWM War Memorials Archive Record

The Memorial is not listed in the War Memorials Archive Records.
 
Historic England Listing Status

St Olave's Church is Grade I Listed. Since the Organ forms part of the fittings of the Church, it is assumed that it is covered by the Listing.
 
Description

According to the Church history, the church organ was installed after World War I as a memorial to the officers and men of the Isle of Wight Rifles who died in the Great War.
The memorial to Capt C G Seely was unveiled on the 2nd October 1922 by HRH Princess Beatrice at a service conducted by the Rev B K Bond, Regimental Chaplain during the war to the Isle of Wight Rifles. The organ was also dedicated as a memorial to the Officers, NCOs and men of the Isle of Wight Rifles at the same service.
There is no plaque to mark this on the organ, or in the Church itself.
Memorial

Gatcombe St Olave's Church : IW Rifles (organ)
 
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