A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Parkhurst -
- Camp Hill Prisoners War Memorial - CE -

Location

In the Church of England Chapel, HMP Camp Hill, Parkhurst, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40802
 
Description

Brass plaque.



Thanks to the Governors and Officers of HMP Camp Hill for permission to record and photograph the Prison memorials
Memorial

Camp Hill Prisoners War memorial - CE : no photo available
 
Inscription


"WENT THE DAY WELL, OR ILL
WE DIED AND NEVER KNEW :
BUT WELL OR ILL,
ENGLAND, WE DIED FOR YOU !"

"ALL THAT WAS THEIRS TO GIVE, THEY GAVE"

THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED BY
LIEUT-COL H R CHARLEY CBE
(commanding the 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles)
AND DEDICATED BY THE
RT REV THE LORD BISHOP OF WINCHESTER
ON THE 21ST DAY OF JULY 1922
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THE
FAITH OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND, WHO,
FROM THIS ESTABLISHMENT,
WERE KILLED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

R.I.P.


 
Further Information

PD 181 was Corporal Albert Prince Victor George March, who was discharged from HMP Camp Hill on 31st January 1916, having been convicted in 1910 and sentenced to a total of 8 years.

He enlisted in London, giving his residence as Camden Hill, and served as Pte 21260 in the Somerset Light Infantry.

He was killed in action in France and Flanders on the 29th August 1918, serving as Cpl 723000, 24th Bn (The Queen's) London Regiment.

He was awarded the Military Medal and Distinguished Conduct Medal while with the London Regiment.

He was granted an absolute discharge by the Secretary of State on 6th February 1918.

From his CWGC record, Mrs H J Weeks of Guerin Cross, St Martin's, Guernsey, is named as his Ward.

He is buried at Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, France.

Thanks to Kenneth Tyrrell for supplying details of the Prisoners' names and service details


 


 
 

 
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