A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Newport -
- Congregational Church War Memorials -

Location

Formerly in the Congregational Church, 16 Lower St James Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1LB.
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 21810 (WW I)
 
Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 21811 (WW II)
 
Historic England Listing Status

The former Congregational Church is not Listed.
 
Description

Marble plaques in the church. Great War Memorial unveiled and dedicated October 1921. The building is now used as a night club.

The Memorial plaques were stored for several years pending the building of a new church in Pyle Street, Newport. As at July 2012 the Memorials are located in the new Church Hall in Pyle Street. The building of the new Church itself is awaiting funding.

Memorials

Newport : Congregational Church War Memorials
 
Photo courtesy of Ray Harrington-Vail

Newport : Congregational Church

The former Congregational Church





Inscription - Great War

IN EVER ABIDING MEMORY OF
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names as given below
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WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919
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"ALL THAT WAS THEIRS TO GIVE, THEY GAVE"


 
Further Information
NameLinks
 
A BURGESS CWGC record ...
A CHIVERTON CWGC record ...
H CORNEY CWGC record ...
A DOWNER CWGC record ...
W G M DUNSTAN CWGC record ... Buried at Hill 10 Cemetery, Gallipoli
(link also refers to Biographical information)
E GRAY CWGC record ...
R MARTIN CWGC record ...
F J PEACH CWGC record ... Biographical Information
J PEACH CWGC record ... Biographical Information
A PORTER CWGC record ... Biographical Information
S J POWELL CWGC record ...
A SANGER CWGC record ...
H C THOMAS CWGC record ...
A E TOSDEVIN CWGC record ... Biographical information
H TROWBRIDGE CWGC record ...
F H WISE CWGC record ...
B H WRAY CWGC record ... Buried in Hill 10 Cemetery, Gallipoli
Biographical information

From the Isle of Wight County Press, 22nd October 1921 :

Report of unveiling of memorial on Wednesday 19th October 1921; extracts from Address by Mr A G Harrison, Church Secretary :
"... With one exception all had been associated with their Sunday-school, three as members of the teaching staff, two were members of the choir, and Frank Wise was the highly esteemed secretary of their branch school at Parkhurst. ... Clive Thomas, who with a commission open to him, preferred to serve and suffer in the ranks as a private soldier, Corporal Jacob Peach, 5th Dragoon Guards, who for his sublime courage and devotion in the fighting in France in September 1914 won his well deserved Distinguished Conduct Medal; and Reginald Martin, who performed prodigies of valour on three battle fronts, not in destroying life, but in saving it, and who, for his splendid self-sacrificing courage, was awarded the Military Medal ..."
 
Inscription - Second World War

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF
ARTHUR COUSINS R.N.
ROBERT WENDES R.A.F.
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND
WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945
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And of AMY BUTLER, JULIA FLUX
and EVA PALMER
WHO WERE KILLED BY ENEMY ACTION.
ALSO IN GRATITUDE FOR THE SAFE KEEPING
OF THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CHURCH
WHO SERVED IN VARIOUS CAPACITIES AT
HOME AND ABROAD


 
NameLinks
 
ARTHUR COUSINS CWGC record ...
ROBERT WENDES CWGC record ...
Buried at Carisbrooke (Mount Joy) Cemetery
AMY BUTLER CWGC record ...
JULIA FLUX CWGC record ...
EVA PALMER CWGC record ...



Account of the Newport Air Raid 7 April 1943.

The three women died on 7th April 1943 in Chapel Street, Newport. 19 people were killed, many of them workers at Morey's timber yard. For an eye witness account of the air raid see BBC WW2 People's war account by Vectensian.

'WW2 People's War is an online archive of wartime memories contributed by members of the public and gathered by the BBC. The archive can be found at bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar'
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Page last updated : 24 July 2012 (updated status of Memorials)


 
 

 
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