A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Bembridge -
- Bembridge School War Memorials -

Location

In Bembridge School, (now part of Ryde School), Hillway, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5PG
 
  See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

The Memorials are not recorded by the War Memorials Archive.
 
English Heritage Listing Status

The Chapel at Bembridge School is Listed Grade II. The Memorial plaque is sited on the Chapel exterior wall, and is therefore covered by the Listing.
 
Description

A stone plaque (approx 30" x 24") naming Old Boys of Bembridge School who died in World War II.

Within the Chapel is a wooden board listing the names of 26 Old Boys who died. The List is slightly different from the exterior plaque which has 29 names. The sculpture of St George and the Dragon which is situated above the main doors of the Chapel also forms part of the Memorial.

The present day Remembrance Services at Ryde School also name two other Old Boys who are not listed on either plaque.

Many thanks to the staff of Ryde School for providing full names of those who died, and access to the School and Chapel to record the Memorials.
Memorial

Bembridge School Chapel
 
Bembridge School Chapel

Bembridge School Chapel - War memorial (1)
 
Bembridge School Chapel - War Memorial (1)

Bembridge School Chapel - St george
 
Bembridge School Chapel - St George and the Dragon

Bembridge School Chapel - War Memorial (2)
 
Bembridge School Chapel - War Memorial (2)
Inscription


IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE OLD BOYS
OF THE SCHOOL WHO DIED IN THE SECOND
WORLD WAR THAT FREEDOM MIGHT LIVE

(names as given below)

THE STATUE OF ST GEORGE WAS ERECTED TO THEIR MEMORY
THIS TABLET WAS PLACED HERE BY THE OLD BEMBRIDGIANS ASSOCIATION


Further Information Names as recorded

Name as inscribed Links Full Name
 
C L BARBEZAT CWGC record ... Charles Lawrence Barbezat
Biography and circumstances of death
C R P BARTLETT CWGC record ... Christopher Richard (Pat) Pemberton-Bartlett
J BOSWELL CWGC record ... not found Ian Boswell
J D BOXALL CWGC record ... not found Ian Boxall
M T R CLEBURNE CWGC record ... Michael Richard Royston T Cleburne
P B N CLEBURNE CWGC record ... Patrick Brian Neil Cleburne
Biography and circumstances of death
D K W COOK CWGC record ... Denis Kilby Wray Cook
C A CRAPPER CWGC record ... Charles Allan Crapper
D CROLL CWGC record ... not found David Croll
C A W FINCH CWGC record ... Cyril Allan Finch
P A G FINCH CWGC record ... Patrick Austen Gwyer Finch
Biography and circumstances of death
N S FLOWERS CWGC record ... Norman Simms Flowers
J F FLUGEL CWGC record ... John Francis Flugel
E H FRANKS CWGC record ... not found Edwin Franks
B D DE FREVILLE CWGC record ... Basil Denis Herbert de Freville
C R P GREGG CWGC record ... Charles Richard Patrick Gregg
V E P MANNING CWGC record ... Victor Frederick Peter Manning
M M MARSHALL CWGC record ... not found M M Marshall
R M MUMME CWGC record ... Robin Morris Mumme
Biography and circumstances of death
E NUTT Possible CWGC record ... Edwin Nutt Edmund Nutt ?
A C J PERCY CWGC record ... Alister Charles Jocelyn Percy
Biography and circumstances of death (The King's School, Canterbury)
H J POLAK CWGC record ... Hanuš Polák
Biography and circumstances of death
F E PRATT CWGC record ... Frank E Pratt
Biography and circumstances of death
M S ROBINSON CWGC record ... Montague Stewart Robinson
Biography and circumstances of death
H P ROSE CWGC record ... Herbert Rose
Biography and circumstances of death
M S SMITH CWGC record ... not found Matthew Smith
H I SPARROW CWGC record ... Henry (Harry) Inman Sparrow
A J WEBER CWGC record ... A John Weber
Biography and circumstances of death
K J B WILSON CWGC record ... Kenneth James Barclay Wilson
Biography and circumstances of death
 
Also recorded by Ryde School but not on Memorial
 
DONALD LATTER CWGC record ... not found Donald Latter
BERNARD SMITH CWGC record ... not found Bernard Smith


In grateful memory of the Old Boys
of the School who died in the second
world war that freedom might live

(names as given below)


Further Information

Names as recorded

Name as inscribed Links Full Name
 
C L Barbezat CWGC record ... Charles Lawrence Barbezat
C R P Bartlett CWGC record ... Christopher Richard (Pat) Pemberton-Bartlett
J Boswell CWGC record ... not found Ian Boswell
J D Boxall CWGC record ... not found Ian Boxall
P B N Cleburne CWGC record ... Patrick Neil Cleburne
M T R Cleburne CWGC record ... Michael Richard Royston T Cleburne
D K W Cook CWGC record ... Denis Kilby Wray Cook
C A Crapper CWGC record ... Charles Allan Crapper
D Croll CWGC record ... not found David Croll
C A W Finch CWGC record ... Cyril Allan Finch
P A G Finch CWGC record ... Patrick Austen Gwyer Finch
N S Flowers CWGC record ... Norman Simms Flowers
J F Flugel CWGC record ... John Francis Flugel
B D De Freville CWGC record ... Basil Denis Herbert de Freville
C R P Gregg CWGC record ... Charles Richard Patrick Gregg
P Manning CWGC record ... Victor Frederick Peter Manning
M M Marshall CWGC record ... not found M M Marshall
R M Mumme CWGC record ... Robin Morris Mumme
A C J Percy CWGC record ... Alister Charles Jocelyn Percy
H Polak CWGC record ... Hanuš Polák
F E Pratt CWGC record ... Frank E Pratt
M S Robinson CWGC record ... Montague Stewart Robinson
H P Rose CWGC record ... Herbert Rose
H I Sparrow CWGC record ... Henry (Harry) Inman Sparrow
A J Weber Probable CWGC record ... A John Weber
E H Franks CWGC record ... not found Edwin Franks

 
Also attended Bembridge School, but not originally named on memorials :

William Henry Hotchkiss (Harry), was a pupil at Bembridge School, Isle of Wight 1933-1938. He is not mentioned on the School War Memorial. He joined the crew of HMS "Prince of Wales" and sailed with Churchill aboard, to meet Roosevelt for the signing of the Atlantic Charter. He was sadly lost on the "Prince of Wales" during action, code name Force Z on its way to Singapore after it was sunk by a Japanese aerial attack 10th December 1941 off Kuantan in Malaya. Electrical Artificer C/MXZ 76240, William Henry Hotchkiss is recorded on panel 48/3 of the Chatham Naval Memorial and in the Church of St Peter and St Paul in Farningham, Kent.

CWGC record ...

Jonathan James McKinlay, born in Hanover on 7 November 1977, was a pupil at Bembridge School.
Serving as L/Cpl 25048995 J J McKinlay, The Rifles, he was killed in action in Afghanistan on 14 September 2011. He is buried at Tidworth Military Cemetery. His name is inscribed at the Armed Force Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.

An additional plaque has been installed at the Chapel naming him :

IN MEMORY OF THOSE LOST
IN OTHER CAMPAIGNS
JONATHAN MCKINLAY AFGHANISTAN 2011

For a photo of the plaque see the Traces of War website entry

For his Ministry of Defence biography, see MoD Biography
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Page updated 6 Sep 2017 (added plaque to J McKinlay)


 
 

 
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