A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Newport -
- Isle of Wight Constabulary War Memorial -

Location

Newport Police Station, Newport, Isle of Wight

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IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40773
 
Description

Memorial to Police Officers who died while serving in the Army during the Great War

The Memorial was painted by P.C. A. Turner of Yarmouth and was originally hung in the Headquarters of the IW Constabulary at Fairlee Road. In 2006 the Memorial was located in the office of the Crime Incident Management Unit, under the care of PC Nigel Roberts.

Thanks to PC Nigel Roberts of the Hampshire Constabulary at Newport Police Station for additional information and photograph of the Memorial
Memorial

Newport : IW Constabulary
 
Inscription


ISLE OF WIGHT
CONSTABULARY
ROLL OF HONOUR

SGT JESSE MILLS
Coldstream Guards
Wounded at Ypres : Died of Wounds
11th October 1914 : 16th November 1914

BDR. FRED BURTON
R.G.A.
Killed in Acton at Ypres 24th April 1915

L Cpl FREDERICK A KEMP
Coldstream Guards
KILLED IN ACTION ON WESTERN FRONT
27th August 1918

GNR. CHARLES H BROWN
R.F.A.
Died in Hospital in France
30th October 1918

PTE. SIDNEY W RUSSELL
1/8th HANTS
Died in Hospital in Egypt
10th December 1918

IN
HONOUR AND MEMORY
OF OUR COMRADES
EUROPEAN WAR 1914 - 19


 
Further Information
 
NameUnitLinks
 
Sergt Jesse MillsColdstream Guards CWGC record ... Biographical information
Br. F BurtonR.G.A. CWGC record ... Biographical information
L/Cpl Frederick A KempColdstream Guards CWGC record ... Biographical information
Gr Charles H BrownR.F.A. CWGC record ... Biographical information
Pte Sidney W Russell1/8th Hants CWGC record ... Biographical Information


Isle of Wight County Press

1st May 1920

A handsome framed scroll in memory of the five members of the I W Constabulary who fell in the war is to be hung at the headquarters, Fairlee, Newport. It is the artistic work of P.C. A. Turner, of Yarmouth, who served throughout the war on the Western Front. The scroll is supported by two artistic pillars, surmounted by the badge of the force, and below is a representation of a stone slab bearing the inscription "In honour and memory of our comrades - European War, 1914 - 19". Standing by the pillars, and looking at the scroll, are the figures of a constable in uniform on the one hand, and a fully equipped soldier on the other, whilst cleverly introduced into the background are pictures of the burning ruins of Ypres, and of Carisbrooke Castle. The names on the scroll are : Sergt Jesse Mills, Coldstream Guards; Br F Burton, R.G.A.; L/Cpl Frederick A Kemp, Coldstream Guards; Gr. Charles H Brown, R.F.A.; and Pte. Sidney W. Russell, 1/8th Hants.

 
See also the Cowes Police Station IW Constabulary Display board

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Page last updated : 1 January 2014 (reformatted; added links to biographies of Fred Kemp and Charles Brown)


 
 

 
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