A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Newport -
- Borough War Memorial - World War II Panel 2

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
 
Historic England 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
-----
"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS"
-----
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 2 : HINSON to STARK

F HINSON CWGC Record ...
P HODGKINSON CWGC record ...
C HOLMES CWGC record ... Biographical information
E HUNNYBUN CWGC record ...
N HURRELCWGC record not found
R JACKMAN CWGC record ... Biographical information
M JENNINGSCWGC record not found
C JONESCWGC record ...
C KAPP CWGC record not found (*)
L KEALEYCWGC record not found This entry is believed to refer to Leslie Charles KIRBY, who died 25 Nov 1941 in the loss of H.M.S. Barham.
B KILLEEN CWGC record ... Buried at Newport Borough Cemetery
C KNAPP CWGC record ...
E LAVERSCWGC record ... Additional inscription on family headstone at Binstead Cemetery (RSHG)
E LEIGHCWGC record not found
J LEIGHCWGC record ...
J LIFE CWGC record ...
W LILYWHITE CWGC record not found (*)
E LINDSAYCWGC record ...
C MARSHALLCWGC record ...
E MARSHALL CWGC record ...
A MATTHEWS CWGC record ...
H MCBRIDE CWGC record ...
W MILLERCWGC record not found
S MILLGATE CWGC record ...
F MILLMORE CWGC record ... H.M.S. Royal Oak sinking
M MINTER CWGC record ...
A MONKCWGC record ... Biographical information
G MUFFCWGC record not found
A NASHCWGC record ...
E NEW CWGC record ...
L NEWNHAM CWGC record ... Buried at Newport Borough Cemetery
H NICHOLSCWGC record not found
G NORRIS CWGC record ... Biographical information
J NUTMAN CWGC record ... Biographical information
B OUSLEYCWGC record ...
H PANTERCWGC record not found
F PARKERCWGC record ...
N PARKERCWGC record not found
W PARSONS CWGC record ...
G PENNEY CWGC record ...
H PERROT CWGC record ... Buried at Carisbrooke Cemetery
A POINTERCWGC record ...
R POWELLCWGC record ...
W RAMAGE CWGC record ... Biographical information
C RANGER CWGC record ...
P RAYNER CWGC record ...
J READINGCWGC record ...
L REALEY CWGC record ...
B RIDDETTCWGC record ...
A RITCHIECWGC record ...
F ROECWGC record not found
J RUSSELL CWGC record ...
C SAIT CWGC record ...
R SALERO CWGC record ...
A SAMUEL CWGC record ...
W SANDY CWGC record ...
J SHEPARDCWGC record not found
W SIMS CWGC record ...
H SMITHCWGC record not found
B STAGG CWGC record ... Biographical information
R STARK CWGC record ... Biographical information

[*] C KAPP is probably an additional miscut inscription for C KNAPP

W LILYWHITE should read E W LILLYWHITE
 
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Page last updated : 21 May 2015 (identified J LEIGH)


 
 

 
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