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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Ryde -
- St John's Church -
- Robert Martin Wheeler 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 40830
 
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 Robert Martin Wheeler, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.

Memorial

Ryde St John's Church Robert Martin Wheeler memorial
 
Inscription


TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
ROBERT MARTIN WHEELER
GUNNER, ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
CHORISTER AND SERVER IN THIS CHURCH
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT HERMES, FRANCE
MARCH 21ST, 1918 AGED 23 YEARS


Further Information

Son of Robert John Wheeler and Eliza Wheeler (née Death), of 2, Lynton Cottages, High Park, Ryde, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1895 Ryde.

Census information :

1901 : Robert and Eliza Wheeler, with their son Robert aged 6, are at Lynton Cottage, St John's, Ryde. Robert Wheeler is a Plumber.

1911 : Robert and Eliza Wheeler, with their children including Robert aged 16, are at 2 Lynton Cottages, St John's, Ryde. Robert Wheeler sen., is a Plumber; Robert Wheeler jun., is a Grocer's apprentice.

Service details :

Gunner 141795 Robert Martin Wheeler, "D" Bty. 79th Bde., Royal Field Artillery.

Casualty details :

Died : 21 March 1918, aged 23.

Commemorated at : Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

CWGC record ...

Commmemorated on these Memorials :

Ryde St John's Church War Memorial

Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Isle of Wight Times, 11 April 1918

Acknowledgments :
 
Ann Barrett for the newspaper cutting

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Page last updated : 7 January 2013



 
 

 
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