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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Arreton War Memorial -

Location

In churchyard of St George's Church, Arreton, Isle of Wight, PO30 3AP
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk

 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 21701
 
English Heritage Listing Status

St George's Church is Grade I Listed. Since the War Memorial is sited within the curtilage, it is assumed that it is covered by the Listing.
 
Description and history

Dedicated 25 May 1920 at 3 p.m. by the Bishop of Southampton
Cost £216 2s 3d raised by public subscription
Architect : Mr Percy Stone
Built by : Mr Frank Cooper, Monumental Sculptor, Newport, Isle of Wight
and C H Butt, Builder, Apse Heath, Isle of Wight

From the Isle of Wight County Press, Saturday May 29th, 1920 :

"The design is purely Gothic : a slightly ornamental cross on a plain block die, with a two tier octagonal base, and circular foundation of Ventnor rag-stone.
The names of the fallen are carved on the stone in recessed panels on the die.
[...]
on a superimposed shield on the face of the cross are the words "Pro Patria" and a representation of the Hampshire rose. This is particularly appropriate as the names of the noble dead given below show that the great majority fought with battalions of the county regiment.
The monument stands 17 ft 6 in in height and forms a most pleasing and worthy memorial."
Memorial

Arreton : War Memorial
 
Arreton War Memorial
 
Arreton : War Memorial
 
Inscription


PRO PATRIA
----
IN MEMORY
OF
THE MEN OF ARRETON
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919
----
AND THOSE WHO FELL
1939 - 45


 
Names recorded
Name as given on memorialCWGC record linkother links
WW I names : 29  
 
T.E. ALEXANDER L/CORP. I.W. RIFLES CWGC record ... Biographical information
W.J. HOOKEY RFN. I.W. RIFLES CWGC record ... Biographical information
C.S. PITTIS M.C. CAPT. I.W. RIFLES CWGC record ... Biographical information
   Pittis memorial plaque
in St George's Church
H. POCOCK RFN. I.W. RIFLES CWGC record ... Biographical information
J. PUNCH RFN. I.W. RIFLES CWGC record ... Biographical information
F. WEAVING RFN. I.W. RIFLES CWGC record ... Biographical information
G. WHITTINGTON RFN. I.W. RIFLES CWGC record ... Biographical information
G. CALLOWAY PTE. HANTS. RGT. CWGC record ... Biographical information
C. JAMES PTE. HANTS. RGT. CWGC record ... Biographical information
A. MORRIS LCE/CORP. HANTS. RGT. CWGC record ... Biographical information
W.F. BRETT LIEUT. R.G.A. CWGC record ... Biographical information
J.H. NEWLAND SERGT. R.G.A. CWGC record ... Biographical information
A. ORCHARD GNR. R.G.A. No CWGC record Biographical information
H. TOSDEVIN SERGT. R.G.A. CWGC record ... Biographical information
F. STEVENS GNR. R.F.A. CWGC record ... Biographical information
R. MACKETT SGT. COLDSTM GDS CWGC record ... Biographical information
   Hampshire Constabulary Memorial
C.F. DRAPER CORP. RFE. BDE. CWGC record ... Biographical information
A.K. PUZEY CAPT. R. FUSLRS CWGC record ... Biographical information
B.H. TULLIDGE CAPT. WORCSTR. RGT. CWGC record ... Biographical information
R.M. TULLIDGE CAPT. WARKSHR. RGT. CWGC record ... Biographical information
R. DALE PTE. 5TH FUSLRS. CWGC record ... Biographical information
A. MCILWAINE LT. L.N. LANCS. RGT. CWGC record ... Biographical information
R.M. HARVEY M.G. CORPS CWGC record ... Also commemorated at
All Saints Church, Calbourne
J. HUMBER SERGT. RASC CWGC record ... Biographical information
C. WHITE AUSTRLN INF. CWGC record ... Australian War Memorial record ...
Commemorated at Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli
W. HISCOCK PTE. RMLI CWGC record ... Biographical information
A. BUDDEN R.N. CWGC record ... Biographical information
P. JAMES R.N. CWGC record ... Biographical information
W. YOUNG R.N. CWGC record ... Biographical information
  
WW II names : 4 
  
G. BETTENSON R.A. CWGC record ... Biographical information
J. BUTCHERS R.E.M.E. CWGC record ... Buried in in Arreton Cemetery
H. CHIVERTON R.A.F.V.R. CWGC record ... Biographical information
A. LEE R.A.F. CWGC record ... Biographical information

 
Others associated with Arreton not named on Memorial :

NameCWGC record linkother links and information
Lt John E Hyland CWGC record ... Lt John Edward Hyland, R.M.L.I., Portsmouth Batt. RN Division, was the son of the Rev J Black Hyland, formerly vicar of Arreton, and was born on 24 October 1895 at the Vicarage there. Lt Hyland was killed in action on 10 May 1915, at the Dardanelles, and his name appears on the County War Memorial.
Further information
Chief Stoker Charles James CWGC record ... Charles James, Royal Canadian Navy Reserve, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William George James, of Arreton, Isle of Wight, England; husband of Elizabeth A. James, of Orangeville. He died on 5 Sep 1945 aged 54, and is buried in Orangeville (Forest Lawn) Cemetery in Ontario, Canada.
Further information
Veteran Affairs Canada record ...

 
Arreton War Memorial
 
Arreton War Memorial
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Page updated 6 October 2010 (added biographical information links for all entries)


 
 

 
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