A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Totland -
- Totland Christ Church M Brewer Memorial -

Location

At Christ Church, Totland, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40901  
 
Historic England Listing Status

Christ Church, Totland does not appear to be Listed by Historic England.
 
Description

Pale brown and dark brown marble plaque, with blue and green inlays.

Memorial

Totland Christ Church M Brewer Memorial
 
Inscription


IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MELVILLE BREWER
ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT GALLIPOLI
JUNE 1915, AGED 26 YEARS


 

Further Information :

Melville Brewer

Son of : Alexander Hampton Brewer and Louisa Schinach Brewer (née Jones), of Hackney, London.

Born : 25 February 1889 (registered Hackney, Jun qtr 1889)

Census information :

1891 / 1901 / 1911 : Alexander and Louisa Brewer, with their family including Melville, are at 136, Richmond Road, Hackney, London, on each of the Census dates. Alexander Brewer is listed as a Medical Practitioner and Surgeon. In 1911, Melville Brewer is listed as an Insurance Clerk.

1911 : Louisa Brewer, with some of her children, is listed at 'Home Rest', Totland Bay, Isle of Wight.

Service information :

AB Sussex 1/347 Melville Brewer, Howe Bn, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.

The National Archives gives his rating as Leading Seaman (Disrated Able Seaman).

Casualty information

Died : 4 June 1915, aged 26.

Commemorated at : Helles Memorial, Turkey.

CWGC record ...

Also commemorated on these Memorials :

Carisbrooke Castle County War Memorial Panel 01
Totland Christ Church War Memorial
Totland War Memorial

The Brewer family had the property in Totland Bay, as well as a London residence, as evidenced by Louisa Brewer appearing in the 1911 twice.


 
  Acknowledgments :

Thanks to Caroline Dudley for 1911 Census information


 
 

 
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