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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Newport -
- Borough War Memorial -

Location

St Thomas Square, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1SG.
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 21809
 
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

A Portland stone Celtic cross, 28 ft high, and 12 ft square at the base. Designed by Alderman J C Millgate, JP. Constructed by the Bath and Portland Stone Firms, Ltd. The bronze panels bearing the inscriptions and names were cast and worked by Messrs J S Singer & Sons Ltd, Frome, Somerset. Memorial was erected by Messrs T and E W Jenkins of Newport, with assistance from Messrs J Samuel White and Co Ltd, of Cowes.
The Memorial was paid for by public subscription, some 1500 people contributing a total of 1562 10s 8d. A surplus of 450 from the fund was used to purchase the Newport Blue School as the Newport War Memorial Nursing Home.

The Memorial was unveiled and dedicated at a ceremony on 16th September 1922, with HRH Princess Beatrice, the Royal Governor of the Isle of Wight, performing the unveiling, and the Vicar of Newport (the Rev C H Thompson), conducting the dedication service.

The World War II names were added in 2000 following a campaign by Mr Jim Long of the Royal British Legion. These Portland stone panels were executed by Wight Stonemasonry Ltd. Further names have been added subsequently.

Memorial

Newport : War memorial
War Memorial and St Thomas' Church, 1930's Newport : War memorial
War Memorial Panel, 2004
Inscription

ANNO DOM
1914 1918
THIS MEMORIAL
WAS ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE
OF NEWPORT
TO COMMEMORATE THE NAMES
OF HER GALLANT SONS
WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
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"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS"
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ALSO THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES IN THE 1939-1945 WAR
AND THE GRATEFUL THANKS OF
THOSE WHO RETURNED


 
Further Information

PanelNames
 
Great War Panel 1 ABBOTT to HALL
Great War Panel 2 HAMILTON to PURKIS
Great War Panel 3 QUANTRILL to YOUNG
World War II Panel 1   ABRAHAM to HILLS
World War II Panel 2 HINSON to STARK
World War II Panel 3 STRATEN to WRAY WOOD plus additional names
for both Great War and World War II

Newport : War memorial unveiling 1922
War memorial following unveiling on 16th Sept 1922
Photo courtesy of Michael Cant, Newport
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Page last updated : 3 April 2008


 
 

 
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