A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Newport -
- Newport Chapel St area Civilian Memorial -

Location

Church Litten, Newport, Isle of Wight.
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

The Memorial is not recorded by the IWM War Memorials Archive.

Description

The Memorial commemorates those residents of Chapel Street, Clarence Road, West Street, who were killed (or died subsequently as a result of injuries sustained) during an air raid on the town on the 7th April 1943. Also killed was an off duty Airman who was visiting the Island.

It was designed by the Newport Parish Council Chairman, Julie Jones-Evans, and was constructed by students at the Isle of Wight College. It was unveiled on 22nd June 2016.

IW County Press article 30 Oct 2015

Further contemporary reports
Memorial













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Inscription


Newport Parish Council
This modest brick memorial is to commemorate and remember the twenty civilians
who lost their lives in an enemy air attack on the town in early April 1943.

"The enemy planes came in from the sea, skimmed the cliffs and opened
up with their cannon as they approached the town, still flying very low.
Swinging round in a half circle each dropped a bomb and
then raced away for the coast."

(local press report 10th April 1943)

The attack resulted in damage to many buildings with a number of homes destroyed,
as symbolised by this simple brick memorial.
The fatalities were in Chapel Street, Clarence Road, West Street and on this very site.
The name of each individual who lost their life is incribed on this memorial.

Julie Jones-Evans, Chairman of Newport Parish Council, April 2016.

 
Further Information
 
NameServiceDate of DeathAgeWhere buriedCWGC reference link
Harold F. Ablitt07/04/194312Newport CemeteryCWGC record...
Donald E. AbrahamFire Guard Service20/04/194343Mount Joy CemeteryCWGC record...
Frederick C. BurtFire Guard Service07/04/194351Mount Joy CemeteryCWGC record...
Amy Butler07/04/194374Newport CemeteryCWGC record...
Nellie Carlton07/04/194330CWGC record...
Norman D. CarltonCorporal, RAFVR07/04/194328Maidstone Cemetery, KentCWGC record...
Elizabeth G. DraperWVS07/04/194319Barton CemeteryCWGC record...
Valerie L. Dudley07/04/19435Newport CemeteryCWGC record...
Violet L. DudleyWVS07/04/194331Newport CemeteryCWGC record...
Julia M. Flux07/04/194390Newport CemeteryCWGC record...
Harold MitchellFire Guard Service07/04/194360Mount Joy CemeteryCWGC record...
Celia A. Mundell07/04/194366Newport CemeteryCWGC record...
William R. Mundell07/04/194367Newport CemeteryCWGC record...
Eleanor A. Murphy07/04/194376Newport CemeteryCWGC record...
William T. O'Donnell07/04/194354CWGC record...
Eva M. Palmer07/04/194336Mount Joy CemeteryCWGC record...
Edward H.C. ShepardFire Guard Service09/04/194342Mount Joy Cemetery 14/4/1943CWGC record...
Arthur A. Straton M.D.M.D., F.R.C.S., Fire Guard Service07/04/194359CWGC record...
Edward J. Trevett07/04/194362Porchfield Congregational CemeteryCWGC record...
Ernest H. Tulley07/04/194318Gatcombe St Olave's Churchyard
CWGC record...

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Page last updated : 23 June 2016 (added details of unveiling and photos)

 
 

 
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