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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Newport -
- Borough War Memorial - Great War Panel 3

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. Further names have been added subsequently.

Memorial

Newport : War memorial
 
Newport : War memorial
War Memorial Great War Panel 3
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 Return to Panel index

Great War Panel 3 : QUANTRILL to YOUNG

QUANTRILL, H CWGC record ... Buried at Newport Borough Cemetery
Biographical information
QUANTRILL, J FCWGC record not found Biographical information
QUANTRILL, W C CWGC record ... Buried at Newport Borough Cemetery
Biographical information
RACKETT, E CWGC record ...
RAEBURN, W CWGC record ...
Veteran Affairs Canada record ...
Biographical Information
RANN, A CWGC record ...
RANN, E CWGC record ...
RANN, L C CWGC record ...
RAYMOND, F C M CWGC record ...Biographical Information
RAYNER, W CWGC record ...
READ, C CWGC record ...
READ, C H CWGC record ...
READ, C T CWGC record ...
READ, F A CWGC record ...
READ, H H DCWGC record not found
READ, J R G CWGC record ...
READ, P W CWGC record ...Biographical Information
Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
READ, T CCWGC record not found
READ, W F CWGC record ...
REYNARD, C CWGC record ...
RICHARDSON, A W CWGC record ... Biographical information
RICKS, A CWGC record ...
RIDDETT, A S CWGC record ...
ROGERS, E E CWGC record ...Biographical Information
ROGERS, P A G CWGC record ...Biographical Information
ROLF, C J CWGC record ...
ROOKE, E J CWGC record ...
ROSSI, F CWGC record ...
RUSSELL, S W CWGC record ...Biographical Information
RYDER, W CWGC record ...
SANGER, A CWGC record ...
SAUNDERS, A J CWGC record ...
SAUNDERS, J CWGC record ...
SAWYER, R CWGC record ... Biographical information
SAWYER, W CWGC record ... Biographical information
SCOTT, P CWGC record ...
SCOVELL, G H CWGC record ...
SHEAF, G A CWGC record ...
SHEEN, D V CWGC record ... Buried at Potijze Chateau Wood Cemetery
SHEPARD, A E J CWGC record ...
SIMMANCE, J TCWGC record not found
SIMMONDS, A J CWGC record ...Biographical Information
SKELTON, C CWGC record ...
SMART, G CWGC record ...
SMART, G W CWGC record ...
SMART, H CWGC record ...
SMITH, A G CWGC record ...
SMITH, F CWGC record ...
SMITH, HCWGC record ...
SMITH, W CWGC record ...
SMITHERS, W CWGC record ...
SNELLGROVE, B A CWGC record ...
Australian War Memorial record ...
SPANNER, F E CWGC record ...
SPANNER, P W CWGC record ...
STARK, A E CWGC record ...
STARK, C W CWGC record ...
STARK, F C CWGC record ...
STONE, A S CWGC record ...
STONE, C V CWGC record ...
STONE, G HCWGC record ...
STRICKLAND, E C CWGC record ...
STUBBS, H A CWGC record ...
TAYLER, A E CWGC record ...
THOMAS, A CWGC record ...
THOMAS, H C CWGC record ...
THOMAS, J FCWGC record not found
THOMAS, W CWGC record ...
THOMPSON, ACWGC record not found
THOMPSON, G P NCWGC record ...
TOOGOOD, G M CWGC record ...
TROWBRIDGE, H CWGC record ...
TRUEMAN, A E MCWGC record ...
TULLIDGE, B H CWGC record ...Biographical Information
TULLIDGE, R M CWGC record ...Biographical Information
URRY, E G CWGC record ...Biographical Information
URRY, F A CWGC record ...Biographical Information
URRY, G H CWGC record ...
URRY, W H CWGC record ...Biographical Information
VILLAR, C J CWGC record ...
VINCENT, C CWGC record ...
VINCENT, W W CWGC record ...
WALLACE, W R CWGC record ...
WAPSHOTT, C A CWGC record ...
WAREHAM, F CWGC record ...
WAVELL, W G CWGC record ...
WAY, F CWGC record ...
WAY, H L CWGC record ...
WEBB, W WCWGC record ...
WEST, A FCWGC record not found
WESTHORPE, A CWGC record ...
WHEELER, A L CWGC record ...
WHEELER, F H C CWGC record ...
WHEELER, G C CWGC record ...
WHITE, E CWGC record ...Buried at Carisbrooke Cemetery
WHITE, T G CWGC record ...
WHITTINGTON, A J CWGC record ...
WILLIAMS, W A CWGC record ...Biographical Information
WILLIAMS, C E CWGC record ...
WILLIAMS, W C CWGC record ...Biographical Information
WILLS, G CWGC record ...Biographical Information
WILTON, A E CWGC record ... Buried at Carisbrooke Cemetery
Biographical information
WINN, C F CWGC record ...Biographical Information
WISE, F H CWGC record ...
WITHAM, W H CWGC record ... Biographical information
WOLFE, F CWGC record ...
WOODFORD, H W CWGC record ...
WOODFORD, G H CWGC record ... Buried at Tyne Cot Cemetery
WRAY, B H CWGC record ...Biographical Information
WYATT, C H CWGC record ...
YEATES, F L CWGC record ...Biographical Information
YOUNG, C B CWGC record ...
YOUNG, J A Y CWGC record ...Biographical Information
YOUNG, W CWGC record ...

Note : the following names are given in the Isle of Wight Council records as candidates for inclusion on the memorial, but for some reason, their names were not inscribed :

NameLinksRemarks
BLOW, Gunner, supported by Mr Alderman Millgate CWGC record ... Probably Harry BLOW
BURT, Pyle St, reported by Mr S E Leigh CWGC record ... Henry BURT :

The IWCP Death notice of 19 May 1917 gives "Killed in action on the Salonica Front, Pte H Burt, Hampshire Regiment, of 91 Pyle Street, Newport, aged 38."
LOCK, Albert Henry, 18a New Street CWGC record not found
McDONALD, Walter Stanley, 12 Chapel Street CWGC record ... Adopted son of Mrs Griffiths. Death notice in IW County Press of 9th January 1915 reads "MCDONALD - Killed in action, Dec 19, Sergt Walter McDonald, 1st Rifle Brigade, adopted son of Mrs Griffiths, of 12, Chapel-street, Newport, aged 24."
PARKINSON (I.W. Rifles)(employed I.W. Central Railway) CWGC record ... Probably Arthur James PARKINSON
TOBIN (employed at Messrs Bright & Minns) CWGC record ... Probably Herbert James TOBIN
TOSDEVIN, A E CWGC record ... Arthur Ernest TOSDEVIN, son of Arthur Charles Tosdevin.
Biographical information
GATRELL, Felix CWGC record ...

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Others associated with Newport not listed on the Memorial :
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NameLinksRemarks
Percy Walton ASTON CWGC record ... Born in Wednesbury, Staff;, killed in action in 1916. A Death Notice appeared in the Isle of Wight County Press on 29 Aug 1915, which shows his wife Dolly (nee Alice Stone) as living at Camp Hill, Newport.
Edward William BELCHER CWGC record ... Killed in a tragic accident in Newport on 17 October 1914. See Biography for details.
Buried in Newport Cemetery
Bertram William Adrian Mellish Cousins BRAYE CWGC record ... Son of the late Adrien and Selina Hain Braye. Born at Newport, Isle of Wight.
Henry Alexander CAMPBELL CWGC record ...
Australian War Memorial record ...
Born in Newport, emigrated to Australia in ca 1884 aged 12
Buried at Ari Burnu Cemetery, Gallipoli
T CARVILL CWGC record ... The CWGC record gives : Son of Mrs. Emily Carvill, husband of Mary Hannah Carvill, of 81A, High St., Newport, Isle of Wight. Born at Sileby, Leicestershire.
Alfred CHIVERTON CWGC Record ...
Australian War Memorial record ...
Australian Imperial Forces Project record ...
Emigrated to Australia in ca 1906 aged 21
Biographical details
Commemorated at Lone Pine (Australian) Memorial, Gallipoli
Harry George Kemp CONQUEST CWGC record ... Born in Newport, the son of Mr G H and Mrs Jane Conquest. Enlisted in Hornchurch; Residence shown on SDGW as Bursleden, Hants. Shot by a sniper near Souchez, buried near Noulettes in English Cemetery; re-interred at Lievin.
Herbert Milbourne COOMBS, DFC CWGC record ... Born in Newport, the son of the late Milbourne L. B. Coombs and of Maude Coombs, of "Kenilworth," Cypress Rd., Newport, Isle of Wight. Died 8 June 1921.
Frederick DYER CWGC record ...
Veteran Affairs Canada record ...
Killed in action serving with the Canadian Forces in France between 7 and 10 April 1917, aged 23. A Death notice appeared in the Isle of Wight County Press on 22 September 1917 which stated that he was the eldest son of William George and Elizabeth Dyer, Lashbewn, Sask. formerly of Staplers, IW.
Seymour George ENGLISH CWGC record ...
Veteran Affairs Canada record ...
Born in Torquay; killed in action serving with the Canadian Forces on the Western Front on 7 June 1917. A Death notice appeared in the Isle of Wight County Press on 23 June 1916 which stated that he was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs English of Totton, Southampton (formerly of Newport).
Frederick Charles FRY CWGC record ... Born in Kingston, East Cowes; son of ; later lived and worked in Newport. Killed in action 31 May 1916 serving aboard H.M.S. Invincible. [Isle of Wight County Press 10 June 1916].
Percy GILL CWGC record ...
Veteran Affairs Canada record ...
Born in Rowridge about 1884, served with 1st Bn. Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regt.). Died 9th April 1917, age 31. Son of Frederick and Jane Gill, of 22, Orchard St., Newport, Isle of Wight.
Alfred William LAURIE CWGC record ... Son of Frederick and Bessie Laurie, of Dover; husband of Florence Rhoda Laurie, of 24, St. Thomas's Square, Newport, Isle of Wight; formerly of Shoeburyness, Essex.
William Arthur LEAL CWGC record ... Born in Newport in 1898, was killed in action in Belgium on 7 June 1917. A Death notice appeared from his father A G Leal of Itchen, Southampton, Isle of Wight County Press on 30 June 1917. Buried at Bedford House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Alexander Charles Lewes LEE CWGC record ... Born in Parkhurst, 1893; died as a prisoner of war in Germany in 1914. An In Memoriam notice appeared from his parents (Charles Richard Lee, and Kate Emma Lee (née Ranger) in the Isle of Wight County Press on 25 Dec 1915.
Henry LOUCH CWGC record ... Henry LOUCH (died 12 June 1917), and Thomas LOUCH (died 28 Feb 1917), brothers of G W Louch of 30 Ash Road, Newport, appear in a Death notice in the Isle of Wight County Press 23 June 1917. Henry Louch is shown to be formerly of Newport. The family originated in London.
Thomas LOUCH CWGC record ...
Gilbert MEW CWGC record ...
Veteran Affairs Canada record ...
from Fairlee, Newport, died of wounds serving with the Canadian Infantry in France on 19 August 1917, aged 40. He was the son of the late Richard Mew.
Arthur MOORMAN CWGC record ... Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Moorman, of 48, Orchard St., Newport, Isle of Wight, died whilst on active service with the Isle of Wight Rifles in Egypt 15 Oct 1916. An In Memoriam notice appeared from his parents in the Isle of Wight County Press on 13 Oct 1917.
Frank MUNDELL CWGC record ... Son of Samuel and Emily Mundell, of 67, Leigby St., Newport, Isle of Wight; husband of Lily Mundell, of 48, Grenfell St., East Greenwich, London. Died 31 July 1917.
Frederick William O'CONNOR CWGC record ... Son of Frederick William and Jane O'Connor, of 71, Pyle St, Newport, Isle of Wight. Died 2nd November 1914. His father F W O'Connor is buried at Mount Joy Cemetery
H L PEARCE CWGC record ... a native of Ipplepen, Dorset, whose parents lived at Great East Standen Manor, Burnt House Lane, Newport, is listed on the Department of Trade and Industry War Memorial.
Edwin James PEERS CWGC record ... IW County Press, 29 May 1915 : PEERS - May 13, on H.M.S. Goliath in the Dardanelles, Edwin James Peers, R.M.L.I., youngest son of Arthur Peers, 8 South-mall, Newport, aged 21.
Frank Bruce PEERS CWGC record ... IW County Press, 29 May 1915 : PEERS - Mar. 8, as the result of a fatal revolver accident, at Rawal Pindi, India, Corpl. Frank B. Peers, 38th Battery R.F.A. third surviving son of Arthur Peers, 8 South-mall, Newport, aged 22.
Walter PHILLIPS, served as Waterford PHILLIPS CWGC record ...
Australian War Memorial record ...
Walter Phillips enlisted with the Australian Infantry Force at the age of 47, giving his age as 36. Born in Cross Lanes, Barton, in 1865, he later lived in Totland and Freshwater before travelling to Australia to enlist.
Biographical information
Oliver SALTER CWGC record ... according to "Soldiers Died in the Great War" born in Godshill, enlisted in Newport, killed in action 17 May 1915. An In Memoriam appeared in the Isle of Wight County Press on 19 May 1915, which reads "SALTER - In loving memory of dear Oliver, 1st Hants Regiment, killed in action in Flanders May 17th 1915."
Hyam Abrahams SHIELDS CWGC record ... IW County Press, 5 June 1915 : SHIELDS - Killed in action, with the 2nd Hants Regiment, at the Dardanelles, Hyam Abrahams, youngest son of the late Joseph W. Shields, of Newport, and brother of Mrs. Kinshott, Anglesea-street, Ryde, aged 26. Born in Newport.
George Alfred STONE CWGC record ... according to "Soldiers Died in the Great War" born in Hatfield, Essex, died of wounds on 21 January 1917. The CWGC record gives : Husband of A. S. Worth (formerly Stone), of 20, Orchard St., Newport, Isle of Wight.
Henry TAYLOR CWGC record ... IW County Press, 3 July 1915 : "TAYLOR - June 25th, at the Norton Hospital, Worcester, from the effects of gas poisoning, C.S.M. Harry Taylor, 1st Worcestershire Regt., beloved husband of Violet Taylor (née Oliver), of Lukely-place, Carisbrooke-road, Newport, aged 34."
Henry Charles TAYLOR CWGC record ... IW County Press, 17 April 1915 : "TAYLOR - Died of wounds, March 13th, at Boulogne Hospital, France, Corpl. H.C. Taylor, 4th Royal Fusiliers, late of Newport." Son of Walter George and Elizabeth Caroline Taylor, of Deptford, London.
John William TIDMAN CWGC record ...
Veteran Affairs Canada record ...
Born in Hunstanton, Norfolk. The CWGC record gives : Son of Mrs. H. A. D. Tidnam, of 4, St. Thomas' Square, Newport, Isle of Wight, and the late Mr. W. S. Tidnam.
Cecil TYTLER CWGC record ... Husband of Rosa Fraser-Tytler, of 38, Lindley Avenue, East Southsea, Portsmouth, was reported missing on 23 April 1917, while serving with Drake Battery (2nd reserve) Royal Naval Division, in France. The Isle of Wight County Press of 10 Nov 1917 reports that he was from "Newport and Cowes".
Robert Edgar WEBSTER CWGC record ... Son of John and Elizabeth Ann Webster, of 49, Clarence Rd., Newport, Isle of Wight.
Henry Meldrum Pelham WEST CWGC record ... Son of Mrs. Jane Meldrum West, of Camp Hill, Newport, Isle of Wight, and the late Dr. Charles E. H. West. Buried at Tyne Cot Cemetery
Arthur WISE CWGC record ... Son of the late Robert and Arabella Wise; husband of Maud Alice Wise (nee Lewis), of 1, Auckland Avenue, Gillett St., Hull. Born at Newport, Isle of Wight.
Commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial, London

 
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