A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Ryde -
- St John's Church -
- Arthur Percy Orchard Memorial -

Location

In St John's Church, High Park Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33.
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40826
 
Historic England Listing Status

St John's Church is Listed Grade II. Since the Memorial forms part of the Church fabric, it is assumed to be covered by the Listing.
 
Description

A brass plaque to the memory of Arthur Percy Orchard, Stoker 1st Cl. Royal Navy.

Memorial

Ryde St John's Church A P Orchard memorial
 
Inscription


TO THE GLORY OF GOD, AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ARTHUR PERCY ORCHARD
STOKER 1ST CLASS, ROYAL NAVY
DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF ALICE GEORGINA ORCHARD
WHO LOST HIS LIFE ON DUTY IN H.M. SUBMARINE G8
JANUARY 1918, AGED 25 YEARS
JESUS WEPT, JESUS SAID UNTO THEM, I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE
AND WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN ME SHALL NEVER DIE


HE DIED A HERO


Further Information

Arthur Frederick Percy Orchard

Son of William Orchard and Margaret Fanny Orchard (née Jeffery), of Oakfield, Ryde.

Born : 17 May 1893, Ryde.

Census 1901 : 2 Wood Street, Oakfield, Ryde, Isle of Wight

Census 1911 : 6 Oakfield Hill, Ryde, Isle of Wight

Married : 22 Nov 1916, Alice Georgina Squibb, at St Thomas' Church, Ryde, Isle of Wight. Alice Georgina Orchard subequently married Cecil Meran Richards, in 1920, and lived at Jacinth Cottage, Bettesworth Rd., Ryde.

Service details :

Stoker 1st Cl. K/15239 Arthur Percy Orchard, H.M. Submarine G8.

Enlisted 1912.

Died 3rd January 1918, while serving on H.M. Submarine G8. The submarine was reported lost in the North Sea under unknown circumstances on 14 January 1918.

CWGC record ...

Also commemorated at :

Carisbrooke Castle County War Memorial Panel 09
Ryde Borough War Memorial WW I
Ryde St John's Church War Memorial

Family information :
 
Arthur Percy Orchard's elder brother Henry George Orchard also served in the Royal Navy and died in WW I. He is buried in St John's Church Cemetery.

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page last updated : 4 April 2014 (added further biographical details)


 
 

 
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