A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Newport -
- Newport Drill Hall Isle of Wight Rifles -

Location

Drill Hall, Drill Hall Road, Newport, Isle of Wight

See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40740
 
Description

A series of 7 Portland Stone panels giving the names of the Isle of Wight Rifles soldiers who died in the Great War.
Unveiled by HRH Princess Beatrice on 1st October 1922.

Note : the lists below are taken from that published by the Isle of Wight County Press 7th October 1922. This list also gave the residences and place of death of the soldiers mentioned.

See also the Isle of Wight Rifles Memorial at Carisbrooke Castle.

The Wootton Bridge Historical website has added a section on the Isle of Wight Rifles with many photographs from the collection of Graham Morris - see http://woottonbridgeiow.org.uk/rifles/index.php

For a Youtube presentation compiled by Gareth Sprack of the Rifles Living History Society - see Isle of Wight Rifles Tribute

For information on the men from Buckinghamshire who served with the IW Rifles see Little Marlow War Memorial

Memorial

Newport : Drill Hall Isle of Wight Rifles Memorial
 
Inscription

IN PROUD MEMORY OF OUR COMRADES
WHO PASSED OVER
1914 1918
EGYPT - GALLIPOLI - PALESTINE - SOUDAN

Thy voice is on the rolling air
I hear thee where the waters run
Thou standest in the rising sun
And in the setting thou art fair.

 
Further Information
 
Officers
NCOs and Men (Abbott to Churchill)
NCOs and Men (Clarke to Hamblin)
NCOs and Men (Hamilton to Leggatt)
NCOs and Men (Lewis to Richards)
NCOs and Men (Rice to Thompson)
NCOs and Men (Tippett to Young, Spragg & Whitney)



 
 

 
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