A Poppy
A Poppy

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

Location

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

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40798
 
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 Wednesday 30th March 1921 by Major-General J E B Seely.

Thanks to the Governors and Officers of HMP Parkhurst for permission to visit the Prison to record the memorials
Memorial

Parkhurst Prisoners War Memorial
 
Inscription


TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY
OF THOSE MEN WHO WENT OUT FROM
IMPRISONMENT IN THIS PLACE & GAVE
THEIR LIVES ON THE FIELD OF HONOUR
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918
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"THESE ARE THEY WHICH
CAME OUT OF GREAT TRIBULATION"
Rev. vii. 14
ERECTED BY THEIR FELLOW PRISONERS


 
Further Information

There are no names on the memorial since released prisoners were known only by their Prison numbers.

In the report of the unveiling ceremony 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.

A further memorial paving stone in memory of William Mariner V.C. was unveiled on 22 May 2015 by the Isle of Wight Lord Lieutenant, Major General Martin White, at the prison close by the War Memorial within the grounds.
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Page last updated 27th May 2015


 
 

 
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