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

Location

At the junction of High Street and Church Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight.
 
  See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 21708  
 
English Heritage Listing Status

The War Memorial is not Listed
 
Isle of Wight Council Local Listing Status

The War Memorial has been included in the list of structures of Local importance held by the Isle of Wight Council (June 2008).
 
Description and history

Designed by Mr Percy Stone and erected by Mr Newman of Freshwater. The Cross and Die are of Hopton Wood stone, the steps of Portland, and the surrounding base is of Ventnor rag. The total cost was £716.

The land on the site, known as "Swiss Corner", was donated by Sir John and Lady Thorneycroft.

It was unveiled and dedicated respectively by Brig General L F Phillips CB CMG CBE DSO, and the Rev H le Fleming. The day of dedication was Thursday the 11th of November 1920. (See copy of Order of Service).

From a population of 1,432, 296 men (and 15 women) answered the call. Forty six men failed to return.

 
The names of 21 men who died in World War II were subsequently added. The memorial also records the names of one man who died in the Korean War, and another who died during the Falklands conflict.
Memorial

Bembridge : War Memorial : Order of Service
 
Bembridge : War Memorial : 1920's
 
Bembridge : War Memorial : 2001
 
Inscription


IN
GRATEFUL
MEMORY
OF OUR
GLORIOUS
DEAD
1914 - 1919
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names as given below
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1939 - 1945
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names as given below
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1953
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name as given below
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1982
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name as given below
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Names recorded

1914 - 1919 
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SIR ROBIN DUFF BT LT 2/LIFE GDS CWGC record ... Biographical Information
JOHN W TOWERS-CLARK LT 2/R SCOTS FUSRS CWGC record ... Towers-Clark / Collins Memorial in Holy Trinity Church
Biographical Information
RUPERT R M TABUTEAU LT 3/COLDM GDS CWGC record ...
FRANK B GOODALL LT 3/BORDER REGT CWGC record ...
EDWARD O C GOODALL LT R.F.A. CWGC record ...
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JAMES DOUGLAS DICK CAPTAIN R.N. CWGC record ...
HUGH D COLLINS LT COMDR R.N. CWGC record ... Towers-Clark / Collins Memorial in Holy Trinity Church
Biographical Information
BASIL G WATNEY DSC LT R.N.V.R. CWGC record ...
EDWARD GORDON MD SURGN LT R.N.R. No CWGC record Dr Edward Gordon MD, practised in Bembridge prior to the Great War. It is assumed he joined the Royal Naval Reserve. He died in New York, USA, 19 Sep 1918.
HARRY W PARKES E R ARTIFR R.N. CWGC record ... Biographical information
THOMAS C BARLOW MASTER MARINER CWGC record ...
EDWIN L NEWMAN AB CWGC record ... Commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial, London
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HENRY T HAMMOND CPL R.F.A. CWGC record ...
GEORGE N F HAWKES R HORSE GDS CWGC record ... See inscription on family gravestone in St Luke's Cemetery
JAMES F BOYCE R ENGINEERS CWGC record ... Biographical information
DAVID PITTIS R ENGINEERS CWGC record ... Buried in St Luke's Cemetery
ALBERT PRIOR R ENGINEERS CWGC record not found ...
ERNEST J PHILLIPS A.S.C. M.T. CWGC record ...
BENJAMIN WILMOT CPL R.G.A. CWGC record ...
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FRANK PARKER CPL 2/R LANC RGT CWGC record ...
CHARLES H WOODFORD CPL 1/SOM L.I. CWGC record ...
ARTHUR KIMPTON LCE CPL 1/D.C.L.I. CWGC record ...
 CWGC gives surname as 'KEMPTON'
ALBAN W D PITTIS LCE CPL 20/LOND RGT CWGC record ...
  CWGC gives first name as 'RUBAN'
FRED MARKS 2/W YORK REGT CWGC record ...
  CWGC gives surname as 'MARK'
OWEN MUSSELWHITE 6/GLOUC REGT CWGC record ... Biographical information
SYDNEY PRESTON 1/R CANADIANS CWGC record ...
  Veteran Affairs Canada record ...
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HARRY P HOLBROOK SGT 2/HAMPS RGT CWGC record ... Biographical information
CHARLIE BUTLER SGT 14/HAMPS RGT CWGC record ...
GILBERT STERLING 14/HAMPS RGT CWGC record ... Biographical information
FRANCIS F WARNE 14/HAMPS RGT CWGC record ...
ARTHUR J WOODFORD 11/HAMPS RGT CWGC record ...
ARTHUR F BAKER MM M.G.C. CWGC record ...
WALTER S BASTIANI CPL R.F.C. CWGC record ... Biographical information
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I.W. RIFLES
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GEORGE L WOODFORD SERGT CWGC record ... Biographical information
STANLEY W JEFFERY CORPL CWGC record ...
ERIC R HOLBROOK LCE CORPL CWGC record ...
WALTER H CLARKE CWGC record ...
PERCY ELLAWAY CWGC record ... Buried at Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Gallipoli
H STUART HAPGOOD CWGC record ...
RONALD A WEAVER CWGC record ... Buried in 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Gallipoli
FRANK YOUNG CWGC record ...
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ARCHIBALD C DENISON CAPT 2/BLACK WATCH CWGC record ... Denison Memorial in Holy Trinity Church
NORMAN C H MACDONALD MORETON CAPT 3/K.R.R.C. CWGC record ... Macdonald Moreton Memorial in Holy Trinity Church
IVON H GERMAN MC CAPT 1/HAMPS RGT CWGC record ...
VICTOR E TUFFLEY DSO MC CAPT 2/10 LOND RGT CWGC record ... Inscription on family gravestone, St Luke's Cemetery
HARRY C WHITELEGG CAPT R.W.I. RGT CWGC record ...
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1939 - 1945
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I H TERRY PILOT OFFR R.A.F. CWGC record ... Biographical information
S SAVAGE SGT R.M. CWGC record ... Buried in St Luke's Cemetery
A A WILMOT SGT R.A.F. CWGC record ... Biographical information
C E WINTER LCE CPL CAMERON HGS CWGC record ...
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A E HYETT CIV DEF CWGC record ...
E J WHITEHEAD AC1 R.A.F. CWGC record ... Buried in St Luke's Cemetery
C PEMBERTON-BARTLETT LT R.N.V.R. CWGC record ...
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A E CURRY PO R.N. CWGC record ...
A G DOLLERY FLT SGT R.A.F. CWGC record ... Biographical information
C R E FENWICK MAJ WARWICK YEOM CWGC record ...
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J F FLUGEL LT 2/SEAFORTH HGS CWGC record ...
E A M HUMPHERY LT R.B. CWGC record ...
R F M HUMPHERY MBE CAPT 2/HAMPS RGT CWGC record ...
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T D JACOBS ERA R.N. CWGC record ...
G G O JAMES FLYING OFFR R.C.A.F. CWGC record ... Biographical information
J M KIRKLAND PO R.N. CWGC record ...
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H M MELLOR MVO WING COMDR R.A.F. CWGC record ... Biographical information
B NASH HENLEY LCE CPL 7/HAMPS RGT CWGC record ... Buried in Bayeux War Cemetery in France
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N L PHILIPS LT 60/RIFLES CWGC record ...note also relationship to MacDonald-Moreton (WW I)
note also that his father's grave is in St Luke's Cemetery
Brig-Gen L F Philips
J E REYNOLDS AC2 R.A.F. CWGC record ...Buried in St Luke's Cemetery
E E ROOKE PO R.N. CWGC record ...
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J M SIMONDS A/S/LT R.N.   Commemorated at the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum

Simonds, J M, at NMA
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---1982----
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A C SWALLOW CK R.N.   Commemorated at the Andrew Swallow Memorial Garden

Commemorated at the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum

Swallow, AC at NMA
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Also connected with Bembridge,
not recorded on War Memorial (WW I):
CSM G BLYTHIN, RGA CWGC record ...
PTE L LOWNDS, ROYAL SCOTS CWGC record ...
RFN E J POND, LONDON REGT CWGC record ...
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Also connected with Bembridge,
not recorded on War Memorial (WW II):
PTE F D ARNOLD, DCLI CWGC record ...
Commemorated at Bayeux Memorial in France
ENID MADELEINE CARPENTER, Civilian CWGC record ...
of 33 Thorkhill Road, Thames Ditton.
Daughter of Alfred and Lucy Love, of Elmslie, Foreland Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight;
wife of Albert Victor Carpenter.
Died at 33 Thorkhill Road, 30 June 1944, aged 46. .
WING/CDR R S DARBYSHIRE, RAF CWGC record ...
FLT/LT I A MEAD, RAF CWGC record ...
Biography and circumstances of death
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