A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Newport -
- Grammar School Book of Remembrance -

Location

In the Minster Church of Sts Thomas, Newport, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40764
 
Description

Newport Grammar School was originally in premises in Lugley Street Newport.

The Book of Remembrance for both World Wars is held at St Thomas's Church, having being placed there when the School closed.

[thanks to the Church Guides for allowing the Book to be photographed in March 2014]
Memorial

Newport : Grammar School Book of Remembrance
 
Newport : Grammar School
 
Inscription

To the Lasting Memory of
OLD BOYS OF THE ANCIENT
GRAMMAR SCHOOL at NEWPORT,
ISLE OF WIGHT who fell in the two
World Wars 1914 - 18 and 1939 - 45
THIS BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
IS DEDICATED and their names herein
ENSHRINED that by the noble Sacrifice of
their lives they may LIVE AGAIN in the
minds of each new generation of Scholars
and inspire the SCHOOL perpetually with
THE HIGH COURAGE and SELFLESS DEVOTION
TO DUTY which they so well exemplified in their
lives among us.

"Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life"
REVELATION II. X.

names as given below

This Last Page is in memory of
ALL OLD BOYS OF THE SCHOOL
who fell in both World Wars and whose
Names are not Recorded in this Book

Names recorded on Rolls of Honour

Each name is given on a separate page, and there is no obvious order in the names, which are a mixture of WW I and WW II deaths.

Memorial entry CWGC and other links
Geoffrey Taylor Kettle
Royal Air Force
Killed in Action February 1st 1942
Age 23
CWGC record ... Buried at Cowes (Northwood) Cemetery.
David John Morris
Royal Air Force
Killed in Action February 6th 1942
Age 30
CWGC record ... Commemorated on his brother's headstone at Kingston (St James') Churchyard
John Allen McClean
Royal Air Force
Killed in Action March 31st 1944
Age 21
CWGC record ... Biographical information
Barry Simpson Herridge Wadham, D.F.C.
Royal Air Force
Killed in Action April 5th 1945
Age 21
CWGC record ... Commemorated at Cowes (Northwood) Cemetery.
Peter John Edward Maddox
Royal Air Force
Killed in Action April 19th 1944
Age 22
CWGC record ... Buried at Cowes (Northwood) Cemetery.
Brian William Blake Ouseley, M.M.
Indian Army Ordnance Corps
Died on Active Service May 8th 1945
Age 21
CWGC record ...
Percival Frank Dormer
Royal Air Force
Killed in Action May 11th 1940
Age 27
CWGC record ... Biographical information
Harold Ernest Barton
Royal Air Force
Killed on Active Service May 1942
Age 28
CWGC record ... Biographical information
Reginald Granger Denham
2nd Wiltshire Regiment
Killed in Action May 1918
Age 22
CWGC record ...
John William Trickett Alderslade
Royal Air Force
Killed in Action June 28th 1940
Age 29
CWGC record ... Biographical information
John Russell Wheatley
Glider Pilot Regiment
Killed in Action July 3rd 1943
Age 21
CWGC record ...
Basil Arthur Whittington
Royal Artillery
Died while P.O.W. July 7th 1945
Age 29
CWGC record ... Biographical information
Thomas Frank Chambers
Royal Armoured Corps
Died of Wounds July 17th 1944
Age 24
CWGC record ... Biographical information
(Banneville-La_Campagne Cemetery)
Colin Edward Rashley
Royal Air Force
Killed in action August 6th 1943
Age 21
CWGC record ...
Ronald William Eccott
Royal Engineers
Died while P.O.W. August 21st 1943
Age 24
CWGC record ...
Hubert Richard William Meager
1st Australian Contingent
Killed in action August 1915
Age 32
CWGC record ...
<Australian War Memorial record ...
Biographical information
John Benjamin Marriott Hookey
Merchant Navy
Missing September 17th 1940
Age 18
CWGC record ...
Norman William Ramage
Royal Artillery / Royal Air Force
Missing September 1942
Age 21
CWGC record ... Biographical information
John Victor Wadham
Royal Air Force
Killed in action October 11th 1940
Age 21
CWGC record ... Buried at Carisbrooke (Mount Joy) Cemetery
Stephen Ballard Morris
Royal Air Force
Killed in action November 9th 1939
Age 26
CWGC record ... Buried at Kingston : St James' Churchyard
Archibald Arthur Dowty
Royal Navy
Killed in action November 25th 1941
Age 28
CWGC record ...
David Robinson
Merchant Navy
Killed in action December 1944
Age 21
CWGC record ...
Bertram Howard Wray
Isle of Wight Rifles
Killed in action August 12th 1915
Age 28
CWGC record ... Biographical information
Walter George Purkis
Isle of Wight Rifles
Killed in action Gallipoli 1915
Age 38
CWGC record ...
Beauchamp Valentine Killeen
Home Guard
Killed on Duty October 19th 1941
Age 20
CWGC record ... Buried at Newport Borough Cemetery
Archibald John Harvey
29th Battn Canadian Infantry
Killed in action November 12th 1917
Age 33
CWGC record ...
Veteran Affairs Canada record ...
Memorial plaque at Shalfleet : St Michael's Church
Arthur Valentine Marshall
Royal Air Force
Killed in action December 28th 1942
Age 20
CWGC record ... Buried at Ryde Borough Cemetery
Ernest Alfred Ayres
Royal Naval Reserve
Died at Sea, due to Enemy Action, September 22nd 1917
Age 27
CWGC record ...


Old Boys identified from other sources include

World War I :
Arthur James Parkinson CWGC record ... Son of Alfred James and Ethel Blanche Parkinson, of 16, Stafford Rd., Southampton. Educated at Newport Grammar School.
 
Malaya 1954 :
Graham John Goulding Veterans UK record ... Son of Kenneth Leslie and Isobella Goulding of Newport. Educated at Newport Grammar School.
 
 
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Page updated : 9 April 2014 (added G J Goulding)


 
 

 
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