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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Newport -
- Borough War Memorial - World War II 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
Memorial panel in 2000
 
Newport : War memorial
Memorial panel in 2006
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 3 : STRATEN to WRAY WOOD, plus additional names.

R STRATEN CWGC record ...
J TOOLE CWGC record ...
R TWOMEYCWGC record ...
W TWOMEYCWGC record ...
J WADHAM CWGC record ... Buried at Carisbrooke Cemetery
Biographical information
F WALKER CWGC record ...
B WALMSLEYCWGC record ...
P WATSONCWGC record not found
E WEARNECWGC record ...
A WEBSTERCWGC record not found
R WENDES CWGC record ...Buried at Carisbrooke Cemetery
A WESTMORE CWGC record ...
D WHATLEY CWGC record ...
P WHEELER CWGC record ...
P WHITECWGC record ...
B WHITTINGTON CWGC record ...Biographical information
R WHITTINGTON CWGC record ...Biographical information (Buried in Normandy)
V WILKESCWGC record ... Biographical information
L WILLIAMSCWGC record ...
A WOLFE CWGC record ...Buried at Newport St Paul's Cemetery
E WOODCWGC record ...Buried at Ventnor Cemetery
G WOODMORE CWGC record ...Biographical information
N WRAY-WOODCWGC record ...
V FOX CWGC record ...Biographical information
W HOWARD CWGC record ...
T LOCK CWGC record ...
J LUCASCWGC record not found
A COTTON CWGC record ...Biographical information
E TAIT CWGC record ...Biographical information
E HAYWARD CWGC record ...Biographical information
B ELDRIDGE CWGC record ...
R ELDRIDGE CWGC record ...

1914-1918
E GRAY CWGC record ...

Inevitably some names were omitted from the memorial when the WW II panels were added. Those added after 2000 are J. LUCAS, A. COTTON, E. TAIT, E. HAYWARD, B. ELDRIDGE and R. ELDRIDGE.

A WESTMORE should read W F J WESTMORE, while R TWOMEY and W TWOMEY may refer to the same man (Wilfred Roy Twomey).

Others associated with Newport, who also served and died include :

Leslie BENFIELD CWGC record ...
Died 19 June 1943. Son of Francis Anthony and Sarah Benfield, of Newport, Isle of Wight. Biographical information
Joseph Henry DUTCH CWGC record ...
Died 27 May 1940. Born in Liverpool. Son of Joseph Edward and Annie Elizabeth Dutch; husband of Ada Leal Dutch, of Newport, Isle of Wight.
Eric A W GALLOP CWGC record ...
Died 2 May 1941. Birth registered in Brading Dec qtr 1916. Son of Arthur and Isabel Gallop, of 34 Prospect-road, Newport, Isle of Wight; husband of Dorothy Gallop, of Salisbury. Formerly employed at the Royal Brewery.
Norman Jack GILLARD CWGC record ...
Died 29 May 1940 at Dunkirk. Son of Henry and Kate Gillard; husband of Elsie Blanche Gillard, of Barton, Isle of Wight.
Anthony John HOLLIST CWGC record ...
Died 6 February 1941. Grandson of Mary Ann Downer, of Newport, Isle of Wight.
Thomas KANE CWGC record ...
Died 7th June 1944. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Kane; husband of Olive Hope Kane, of Newport, Isle of Wight.
Buried in Douvres La Delivrande War Cemetery in France
Francis Samuel MARDEN CWGC record ...
Died 27 May 1940. Born in Portsmouth. Husband of Eva Patricia Marden, of Newport, Isle of Wight.
Robert MURRAY CWGC record ...
Died 10 December 1940. Mentioned in Dispatches. Son of John and Rachel Murray; husband of G. C. Murray, of Newport, Isle of Wight.
William STONE CWGC record ...
Veteran Affairs Canada record ...
Died 15 September 1941 aged 57. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Stone, Newport, Isle of Wight; husband of Marion Celeste Stone, of Victoria.
Edward WEAVER CWGC record ...
Died 10 Dec 1940 in Egypt. Husband of Dorothy Irene Weaver (née Wolfe), of School lane, Newport, Isle of Wight.
Kenneth Frank WILLIAMS CWGC record ...
Died 2 July 1944. Son of Frank and Olive Ann Williams, of Eastney, Hampshire. Husband of Daisy May Williams of Newport, Isle of Wight
Buried in St Manvieu War Cemetery in France

 
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Page last updated : 27 Dec 2015 (added N J Gillard and E Weaver)


 
 

 
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