A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Seaview -
- St Peter's Church Charles Edward Brading Memorial -

Location

In St Peter's Church, Seaview, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40864  
 
Historic England Listing Status

St Peter's Church is not Listed.
 
Description

An oak table in the south chapel of St Peter's Church. A small brass plaque carries the inscription.

Memorial

Seaview St Peter's Church  Charles Edward Brading  memorial
 
Inscription


TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING
MEMORY OF CHARLES BRADING
LOST IN H.M.S. "ROYAL OAK"
OCTOBER 14TH 1939, THIS TABLE
WAS GIVEN BY HIS PARENTS ON
EASTER SUNDAY 1940


 

Further Information

CWGC record ...

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY PRESS

Saturday, October 21, 1939 Page 7

LOSS OF THE BATTLESHIP ROYAL OAK.

15 ISLANDERS DROWNED, 8 SAVED.

[...]

Boy Charles Edward Brading, who was only 16½ years old, was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Brading, of Garfield, West-street, Seaview, and entered the Navy in March, 1938, being an H.M.S. St. Vincent boy. For nearly eight years he sang in Seaview Parish Church choir, and was a member of St. Peter's Men's and Boy's Club. His elder brother Fred, who is 19, is also in the Navy. On Monday by the same post as his mother received an intimation of his death she also received a letter from him, written towards the end of the week, the closing sentences of which ran: "I certainly will be glad to get back home and see you all again, but it is no use worrying. You die if you worry; you die if you don't."

See also H.M.S. Royal Oak sinking for further details.

See also H.M.S. Royal Oak website for a note on a visit to the wreck site by his nephew Charles Brading in 2009.

Also commemorated at :

Ryde Borough War Memorial WW II
Seaview Parish War Memorial
Seaview St Peter's Church War Memorial

Acknowledgements :

Janet Griffin for newspaper and other research.

--------------------------
Page last updated : 19 December 2012 - links and newspaper report


Seaview St Peter's Church  Charles Edward Brading  memorial
 


 
 

 
Site designed by Community Internet Services