A Poppy
A Poppy

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

Location

At the junction of Lake Hill and The Fairway, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 21807 War Memorial
 
Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 21808 Horse Trough
 
Historic England Listing Status

The War Memorial is not Listed. The Horse Trough is separately Listed Grade II.
 
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

A stone cross bearing the names of the Lake men who died in the Great War. A drinking trough commemorates the horses and dogs used in the War.

The Memorial was moved in 1998.

The World War II names were added in 1999.

In 2012, D.B. Stebbing's name was added. He was a casualty from the Malayan Emergency of 1948 - 1960, who died in 1952.
Memorial


Unveiling ceremony (date unknown). Click these 3 images to enlarge Lake : War memorial
War Memorial in 1935
Lake : War memorial
War Memorial in 1998
Lake : War memorial

Lake : War memorial

Lake : War memorial

Lake : War memorial

Lake : War memorial

Lake : War memorial

Lake : War memorial
WW II names added 1999


WW II / Malaya panel - Memorial in 2012


D B Stebbing, added 2012
Inscription

THE PEOPLE OF LAKE
HAVE ERECTED THIS MEMORIAL
IN HONOUR OF THE
210 LAKE MEN WHO SERVED
THEIR COUNTRY BY LAND SEA AND AIR
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1920
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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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MALAYA 1948 - 1960
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name as given below
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TO THE GLORY OF GOD
WHO GIVETH US THE VICTORY
AND IN MEMORY OF OUR HEROIC DEAD

"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"

 
" O RISEN LORD,
O SHEPHERD OF OUR DEAD"

"WHOSE CROSS HAS BROUGHT THEM
AND WHOSE STAFF HAS LED"

"IN GLORIOUS HOPE, THEIR PROUD
AND SORROWING LAND"

"COMMITS HER CHILDREN
TO THY GRACIOUS HAND"

J F ARKWRIGHT


TO THE HORSES AND DOGS WHO ALSO
BORE THE BURDEN AND HEAT OF THE DAY
1914 - 1920

BE YE MERCIFUL


TO COMMEMORATE
THE BRAVE MEN OF LAKE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
DURING ACTIVE SERVICE IN
WORLD WAR II 1939 - 1945

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM


Further Information
NameLinksOther information
World War I  
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G A ALLEN CWGC record ...
A ARNOLD CWGC record ... SDGW gives Pte 10941 Alfred Arnold, 2nd Hants, died Gallipoli 28/4/1915
A R BALLARD CWGC record ... Biographical information
F W BALLARD CWGC record ... )
O C BALLARD CWGC record ... ) Biographical information for the Ballard brothers
R J BALLARD CWGC record ... )
F G BIRCH CWGC record ...
H BIRCH CWGC record ...
W H Birch
G W BOWEN CWGC record ... Biographical information
A BOYNTON CWGC record ... Biographical information
T BOYNTON CWGC record ... Biographical information
E J CASSFORD CWGC record ...
P DASHWOOD CWGC record ...
A EDMUNDS CWGC record ...
G W EDMUNDS CWGC record ...
H FLEMING CWGC record ...
V FORTEATH CWGC record ...
W V Forteath
R M HANDS CWGC record ...
H HORSFORD CWGC record ...
   
C E JEFFERIES Probable CWGC record ...
E KENT CWGC record ... Biographical Information
H C KENT CWGC record ...
J KENT CWGC record ...
T W KEMP CWGC record ...
A E KINGSTON CWGC record ... Buried in Sandown (Christ Church) Churchyard
G B LANGSTON CWGC record ... not found
E LEWIS CWGC record ... Biographical information
Additional inscription on family grave, Christ Church, Sandown
C A MATTHEWS CWGC record ...
FRANK MEECHAM CWGC record ...
FRED MEECHAM CWGC record ...
F J MERWOOD CWGC record ... Buried in Shanklin Cemetery
W MUNNS CWGC record ... not found
E W PERKINS CWGC record ...
D W PHILLIPS CWGC record ... Commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial, London
R G PRITCHETT CWGC record ...
C F ROOPE CWGC record ...
J H ROWE CWGC record ...
R ROWELL CWGC record ... Biographical information
   
R RYDER CWGC record ...
H P SARGENT CWGC record ...
J SARGENT CWGC record ...
A W SCOVELL CWGC record ...
W E SCRIVENER CWGC record ...
E W H Scrivener
W SHARPE CWGC record ... Buried in 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Gallipoli
H SMITH CWGC record ...
P STAMP CWGC record ...
R TRINDER CWGC record ... Choristers Memorial, Church of the Good Shepherd
G TRUETT CWGC record ... Buried in Sandown (Christ Church) Churchyard
H TRUEMAN CWGC record ...
H C URRY CWGC record ...
T W URRY CWGC record ... not found
A W VOICE CWGC record ...
H WAVELL CWGC record ...
O C WHITE CWGC record ... Buried at Bedford House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
W WOODFORD CWGC record ...
F WOODHOUSE CWGC record ...
   
World War II  
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G H BETTENSON CWGC record ...
S J CARPENTER CWGC record ... Biography and Circumstances of death
A J CASSFORD CWGC record ...
B B CHIVERTON CWGC record ...
L D HARRIS CWGC record ... Biography and Circumstances of death
A H JARVIS CWGC record ... not found
G H KENT CWGC record ...
C MABEY CWGC record ... not found
J D MOORMAN CWGC record ...
J NOTTINGHAM CWGC record ...
G A PAYNE CWGC record ...
   
C PRAGNELL CWGC record ...
K PROUTEN CWGC record ... Biography and Circumstances of death
H B SALTER Probable CWGC record ...
A J SHIPLEY CWGC record ...
E J SHIPLEY CWGC record ...
R F STAY CWGC record ...
J SUTTON CWGC record ... Biography and Circumstances of death
G TEWKESBURY CWGC record ...
F K WEBSTER CWGC record ... Buried at Sandown Cemetery
J WHITTINGTON CWGC record ... Biography and Circumstances of death
J H WRIGHT CWGC record ... Biography and Circumstances of death
Malaya  
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D B STEBBING Veterans UK record ... Biographical information
Others associated with Lake, not recorded on the Memorial, (WW I):
John Herbert FORROW CWGC record ...
Veteran Affairs Canada record ...
The Isle of Wight County Press death notice of 10 Nov 1917 states : "FORROW - Oct 25, killed in action in France, John Herbert Forrow, youngest son of Mrs Forrow of Pinethorpe, Lake, Sandown."
Henry William (Harry) LONG CWGC record ...
Born in Lake, 11 Oct 1888, the eldest son of Henry Edward Long & Sarah Charlotte Long (née Peacock). The family moved to Petworth in 1900. Ann Long writes : Harry suffered from a 'weak chest' and had numerous bouts of bronchitis so he was sent to be a shepherd at Tillington & Storrington in order that the fresh air might make him stronger and effect a partial cure. This worked so well that, when WW I started, he was called up and passed as fit for active service; unfortunately, this eventually led to his death in Palestine. He was firstly in the Sussex Regiment then transferred into the Hampshires. He served in India (probably the 2/5th Battalion) then in Palestine where he was killed in action with the Egyptian Expeditionary Forces just 2 weeks before the armistice, being 'sent over the top' at Gaza and, with so many others, mown down by enemy fire.
His brother, Herbert Edward Long (born in Petworth 1905) was killed during WW II. he served as a CPO Cook with the Royal Navy.
George WHITE CWGC record ...
The CWGC record gives these details : "Son of Charles I. and Caroline White, of Stag Rd. Lake, Sandown, Isle of Wight." Died 26th Sept 1917.
Others associated with Lake, not recorded on the Memorial, (WW II):
Leslie John DIFFEY CWGC record ...
The IW County Press of 23 August 1941 reported the death, while a prisoner of war, of Leslie J. Diffey, formerly of Lake.
Kenneth Henry SPANNER CWGC record ...
The CWGC record gives these details : "Husband of Doris Laura Spanner, of 7 Louis Road, Lake, Sandown, Isle of Wight. [Died] in the Solent." Died on 20 Sep 1941.
Commemorated also on the Newport 1st Scouts Memorial at the Scouts HQ in St John's Road, Newport.
Frank Francis WHITLOCK CWGC record ...
The CWGC record gives these details : "Son of Mr. and Mrs. Whitlock, of 14 Lake Hill, Sandown, Isle of Wight; husband of Ann Elizabeth Whitlock, of Rosebud, Calmore Road, Totton. Injured at Southampton Central Station; died same day at Royal South Hants Hospital." Died on 22 June 1941, aged 58.


Acknowledgments

Thanks to Hilton Price for permission to use the 3 pictures of the unveiling ceremony, which were posted on the Isle of Wight Heritage Facebook Group page in 2015.
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Page last updated : 4 October 2016 (added Leslie John Diffey)


 
 

 
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