A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Chale -
- Parish War Memorial -

Location

In the churchyard of St Andrew's Church, Chale, Isle of Wight, PO38 2HF.
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 20687  
 
English Heritage Listing Status

St Andrew's Church is Grade II* Listed. Since the War Memorial is situated within the curtilage of the Church, is it assumed that it is included within the Listing.
 
Description

Ionic cross of Cornish granite, about 11 ft 6 in high. Base has a panel for WW I names, and a later panel for the WW II names.

Unveiled and dedicated by the Bishop of Southampton on Sunday 18th July 1920.

Cross supplied by Messrs. G Maille and Sons, London, at a cost of about £135.

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY PRESS

Saturday, February 14, 1920 Page 7

CHALE
CHURCH MEMORIALS. - The Diocesan authorities have granted an omnibus facility for the erection of a granite cross in the parish churchyard as a war memorial; the removal of the oaken war shrine from the outside of the church to the west wall inside; the erection of an alabaster tablet, with inscription, memorial to William Margetson Heald, Lieut, R.A.M.C., died in France, 1918, and a brass tablet memorial to Gladys Elizabeth Mary Way.
Memorial

Chale War memorial in 1920
 
Chale War memorial in 2006
 
Chale War memorial in 2006 : Great War names
 
Chale War memorial in 2006 : Second War names
 
Inscription


TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

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names as given below
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GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT HE LAY LOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
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ALSO OF THOSE MEN OF CHALE WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR FREEDOM IN
THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945
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names as given below
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Further Information

The Great War inscriptions give just the Name. The Rank (Gallantry awards) and Unit information comes from the report of the dedication ceremony in the Isle of Wight County Press, Saturday, 24th July 1920.

The World War II inscriptions give Name, Rank and Unit as shown.

Name Rank / Unit Links
World War I 
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WALTER BARTON [Sapr. R.E.] CWGC record ...
LAWRENCE BROOKE [Pte. Hants.] CWGC record ... L F Brooks
ALAN R COX [Pte. Som. L.I.] CWGC record ...
BERNARD DABELL [Sgt. N.Z.M.R.] CWGC record ...
   Photo of Sgt Dabell appears on
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph record ...
Commemorated at Lone Pine (Australian) Memorial, Gallipoli
Biographical information
FREDERICK G DOREY [Ch. Btmn. R.N.] CWGC record ...
CHARLES T S HANNAFORD   [Ldg-Sig. R.N.] CWGC record ...
ARTHUR O HARVEY [Pte. Canadians] CWGC record ...
   Veteran Affairs Canada record ...
WILLIAM M HEALD [Lieut. R.A.M.C.] CWGC record ...
    Memorial plaque in St Andrew's Church
ERNEST HOWE [Gr. R.F.A.] CWGC record ...
AUSTIN H S LOWE [Pte. R.W.Kent] CWGC record ...
HENRY J LININGTON [Dr. R.A.S.C.] CWGC record ...
PHILLIP MELLOR [Pte. Hants] CWGC record ...
ALBERT R RAYNER [Ldg-Sig. R.N.] CWGC record ...
    Buried in St Andrew's Churchyard
CHARLES J RAYNER [Pte., DCM, Hants] CWGC record ...
Biographical information
GEORGE J RAYNER [A.B. R.N.] CWGC record ...
James George Rayner
Biographical information
OLIVER SALTER [Pte. Hants] CWGC record ...
   Biography and photograph
HAROLD F STRUGNELL [Major R.M.L.I] CWGC record ...
  Buried in Shorwell St Peter's New Churchyard
  Memorial plaque in St Andrew's Church
GEORGE E TOOGOOD [Pte. Hants] CWGC record ...
HERBERT L TOOGOOD [Cpl. Hants] CWGC record ...
ALBERT E M TRUMAN [Lieut. Rif. Brig.] CWGC record ...
CHARLES W WIGGINS [Gr. R.F.A.] CWGC record ...
CHARLES J WOODFORD [Lieut., DSM, R.N.V.R.] CWGC record ...
Biographical information
Additional inscription on family headstone in St Andrew's Churchyard
COURTNEY F WOODFORD [Cpl. Leicesters] CWGC record ...
Biographical information
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World War II 
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JAMES ROBERTSON SURGEON LT., R.N. CWGC record ...
JOHN BAMFORD CAPT. INTELL. CORPS CWGC record ...
JOHN H COWARD CPL. R.T.R. CWGC record ...
FREDERICK M REYNOLDS DR. R.A.S.C. CWGC record ...
JOHN E CHEVERTON HOME GUARD CWGC record ...
    Buried in St Andrew's Churchyard
JESSE P BULLOCK HOME GUARD CWGC record ...
    Buried in Kingston St James's Churchyard
    Jesse Bullock and John Cheverton died in February 1944
as a result of a shooting incident during Home Guard training,
when a live round was accidentally used.
Cheverton died almost immediately; Bullock died 10 days later
from his wounds.
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Others associated with Chale,
but not named on Memorial : (WW I)
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Frank Salter Canadian Infantry CWGC record ...
Veteran Affairs Canada record ...
Son of Barton James and Fanny Salter, of Chale Green, Isle of Wight, England..
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Page last updated : 18 December 2013 (added newspaper report)


 
 

 
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