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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Brighstone : War Memorial -

Location

On the verge to the north of St Mary's Church, Brighstone, Isle of Wight, PO30 4AQ.
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 21722  
 
English Heritage Listing Status

St Mary's Church is Grade I Listed. The War Memorial may be situated within the curtilage of the Church, but it cannot be assumed that it is included within the Listing.
 
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

Granite cross.
Funded by public subscription.
Unveiled in 1920 by Parish Rector.

The date of the rededication with the WW II names is not known.

An additional WW II name was inscribed by Wight Stonemasonry Ltd.
Memorial

Brighstone : War Memorial
 
Brighstone : War Memorial
 

Brighstone : War Memorial
 
The War Memorial in c 1920, apparently within the churchyard
Photo from Steve Palmer
Inscription


1914 - 1919
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
BRIGHSTONE
MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR
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names as given below
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ALSO OF THOSE WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR OF
1939 - 45
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names as given below
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Names recorded
WW I names  
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ELI BALLARD CWGC record ...
CHARLES CASSELL CWGC record ... Buried at Brook St Mary's Churchyard
EDGAR CHAMBERS CWGC record ...
JOHN CHAMBERS CWGC record ...
CHARLES COLEMAN CWGC record ...
Arthur Charles Coleman
THOMAS COLEMAN CWGC record ...
Australian War Memorial record ...
Commemorated Lone Pine (Australian) Memorial, Gallipoli
Biographical information
ARTHUR DAY CWGC record ...
HARRY DRIVER CWGC record ...
Harold Oliver Driver
EDWARD HIGGINS CWGC record ...Inscription on wife's headstone Brighstone St Mary's Cemetery
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HENRY HOLLIS CWGC record ... Hollis Memorial in St Mary's Church
Inscription on mother's headstone Brighstone St Mary's Cemetery
GEORGE MATTHEWS CWGC record ...
HARRY MORRIS CWGC record ..
HENRY OTTLEY CWGC record not found
WILLIAM THARLE CWGC record ...
John William Tharle
FREDERICK THOMPSON CWGC record ...
Australian War Memorial record ...
Buried in Lone Pine (Australian) Cemetery, Gallipoli
Biographical information
AMBROSE WARNE CWGC record ...
CHARLES WHITEHOUSE CWGC record ...
JOHN WILKINS CWGC record ... Wilkins Memorial in St Mary's Church
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WW II names
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RAYMOND BUTCHERS CWGC record ...
ROY BUTT CWGC record ...
RAYMOND JENNINGS Probable CWGC record ...
PETER MASON CWGC record ... Buried at Brighstone St Mary's Cemetery
ERNEST TRICKETT CWGC record ...
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Also associated with Brighstone
not recorded on War Memorial (WW I)
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Henry John OTLEYCWGC record ... IW County Press, 27 March 1915 : OTLEY - March 11th, lost on H.M.S. Bayano, P.O. Henry Otley, the dearly- beloved husband of Cissie Otley, late Coastguard-station, Brighstone. Deeply mourned by his sorrowing wife. He died a noble death. R.I.P.
Philip Arnold KNIGHTS SMITHCWGC record ... Son of the Rev. Leslie Knights Smith and Florence Margaret Smith, of Brewood Vicarage, Stafford. Born at Brighstone, Isle of Wight.
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Also associated with Brighstone
not recorded on War Memorial (WW II)
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Wing Commander Bernard Bruce WILLMOTTCWGC record ... Son of Harry Russell Willmott and Ethel Lucy Willmott (nee Hewlett); husband of Marjorie Willmott, of Brighstone, Isle of Wight
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Page last updated : 9 March 2013 (added H J Otley)


 
 

 
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