A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Haven Street -
- 2/Lt R T C Willis Fleming Memorial -

Location

At the Shrine, Haven Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40733
 
Historic England Listing Status

The War Memorial Shrine is Listed Grade II (September 2009)
 
Isle of Wight Council Local Listing Status

The War Memorial Shrine has been included in the list of structures of Local importance held by the Isle of Wight Council (June 2008).
 
Description

The Shrine on the hill overlooking Haven Street village is dedicated to the memory of 2/Lt R T C Willis Fleming and contains memorials to other members of the family, in addition to plaques giving the names of those from Haven Street and Binstead who died in the Great War.

A further plaque commemorates USAAF Major E W Leach

See also the Binstead memorials : Binstead Parish War memorial
Memorial

Haven Street : Willis Fleming memorial Haven Street : Shrine
 
Inscription


TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE DEARLY LOVED MEMORY OF THEIR SECOND SON RICHARD THOMAS CYRIL
2ND LIEUT. 14 BATTERY HANTS R.H.A. BORN AUG 3RD 1896 KILLED IN ACTION AT THE BATTLE OF ROMANI EGYPT
AUG 4TH 1916 AND TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THE PARISHES OF BINSTEAD & HAVENSTREET WHO ALSO LAID DOWN THEIR
LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919 THIS SHRINE IS DEDICATED BY JOHN & VIOLET WILLIS FLEMING OF BINSTEAD HOUSE

 
Further Information

CWGC record ... for 2/Lt Willis Fleming

The history of the Shrine, and the identical one erected at North Stoneham, Hampshire, can be found on the Willis Fleming Historical Trust website

Richard Willis Fleming's diary from 24 February 1916 to his death on 4 August can be found as a weblog at Dick's Diary

(thanks to Harry Willis Fleming for information)

Haven Street : Report of unveiling
 
From the Isle of Wight County Press 6 July 1918


 
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Page last updated 18 February 2010 (added link to Dick's Diary)

 
 

 
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