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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Newport -
- Borough War Memorial - World War II Panel 1

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
 
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

World War II Panel 1 : ABRAHAM to HILLS

D ABRAHAM CWGC record ...Biographical information
J ALDERSLADE CWGC record ...Biographical information
L BACONCWGC record ...Biographical information
R BACONCWGC record not found
A BAKERProbable CWGC record ...
A BARNESCWGC record not found
H BARTON CWGC record ...Biographical information
K BARTON CWGC record ...
W BENSTEAD CWGC record ...
G BERRIDGE CWGC record ...Biographical information
K BLAKECWGC record ...
N BLOW CWGC record ...
T BOND CWGC record ...
A BRADING CWGC record ...
R BRETT CWGC record ...
D BUCKETT CWGC record ...
G BUCKETT CWGC record ...
P BUCKLANDCWGC record ...
K BUCKLER CWGC record ... Biographical information
A BULLCWGC record ... Biographical information (Wootton Bridge Historical website)
J BULLCWGC record not found
P BURTON CWGC record ... Biographical information
R BUTTCWGC record ...
R BUXTON CWGC record ...
E CHAMBERS CWGC record ...
T CHAMBERS CWGC record ...
H CHIVERTON CWGC record ... Biographical information
C COOKECWGC record not found
C COOPER CWGC record ...
M COTTONCWGC record not found
A COUSINS CWGC record ...
J COWARD CWGC record ...
L COX CWGC record ... Buried at Carisbrooke Cemetery
Biographical information
R CROSS CWGC record ...
W CURLING CWGC record ...
K DEACON CWGC record ...Buried at East Cowes (Kingston Road) Cemetery
W DENTON CWGC record ...
H DOWNER CWGC record ...
R DRAGE CWGC record ...
L DRAKE CWGC record ...
E DRAPERCWGC record not found
L DRAPERCWGC record not found
K DUDLEY CWGC record ...Biographical information
W DUNCANCWGC record not found
P DUNNE CWGC record ...
E EGERTONCWGC record not found
W ELLIOTT CWGC record ... Buried at Carisbrooke Cemetery
Biographical information
R FAIRWEATHER CWGC record ...Buried at Newport St Paul's Cemetery
T GEORGE CWGC record ...Biographical information
J GERRYCWGC record ...
W GREENCWGC record ...
R GREENEN CWGC record ...
A GREGORYCWGC record not found
J GROVES CWGC record ...
L GUSTAR CWGC record ... Biographical information
A HALLCWGC record not found
D HARTCWGC record ...
A HAWKINS CWGC record ...
H HILLSCWGC record ...

C COOKE is probably Charles James Robertson COOK from Cowes who is buried at Northwood Cemetery.

Note that the D Abraham referenced is Serjt Deryck Frank Abraham. Another D Abraham who died was Donald Edwin Abraham, a Fire Guard watcher CWGC record ...
 
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Page last updated : 12 Jan 2015 (added biography link for L Gustar)




 
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