A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Parkhurst -
- Parkhurst Prisoners War Memorial -
- William Mariner V.C. -

Location

In the Prison ground, HMP Isle of Wight, Parkhurst, 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

A brass plaque commemorating those prisoners who died while on active service, being on release from their sentences as volunteers.

The Memorial was dedicated and unveiled at a ceremony on Friday, 22nd May 2015 by Major-General Martin White.

The Memorial has not been visited by the Memorials on the Isle of Wight team
Memorial

not yet photographed - see image in report below
 
Inscription


IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM MARINER
AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS
MAY 22ND 1915


 
Further Information

In the report of the original unveiling ceremony of a Memorial plaque to prisoners who fell, mention is made of a number of ex-convicts being awarded gallantry awards, including a VC, held by a Salford man who served with the 2nd Bn King's Royal Rifles Corps.

This was Rifleman William Mariner, whose story can be found in this report from the Daily Telegraph : Untold Story of the Convict VC
CWGC record ... for William Mariner.


 

© Isle of Wight County Press, 22nd May 2015


© Isle of Wight County Press, 12th June 2015
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Page last updated 2nd July 2015 (added further newspaper report, with acknowledgments to Isle of Wight County Press)


 
 

 
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