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

Location

Park Avenue, Ventnor, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 21871
 
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

Ragstone cenotaph, designed by Mr Stephen Canning Day and constructed by his firm, Messrs Daniel Day and Sons, of Bonchurch. The ragstone was quarried at Gills Cliff, Ventnor, and the name panels are of Welsh slate. It is 20 ft high and weighs 40 tons.

Great War dedication and unveiling ceremony took place Tuesday, October 12th, 1920. The unveiling was performed by H.R.H. Princess Beatrice, and the dedication was by the Rev E. Abbey Tindall, M.A. A Children's service took place on Wednesday October 20th, 1920.

World War II names panels were added, and unveiled on Sunday, April 30th 1950.
Memorial

Ventnor War memorial
 
War Memorial - 1920s
 
Ventnor War memorial
 
Ventnor War memorial
 
Ventnor War memorial 2007

War memorial in 2007 following restoration and cleaning


Isle of Wight County Press, 29 April 1950
Inscription


TO THE GLORY OF GOD
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN OF VENTNOR
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918
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names as given below
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IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF
THE MEN AND WOMEN OF VENTNOR
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1939 - 45
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names as given below
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Further Information
NameCWGC record linkOther links
 
1914 - 1918
 
CHARLES ASH CWGC record ... Biographical information
WILLIAM AXHORN CWGC record ... Biographical information
G ALLAN BARFOOT CWGC record ... Biographical information
ALBERT V BATTEN CWGC record ... Biographical information
HECTOR M BEAVIS CWGC record ... J H M Beavis Commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial, London
Biographical information
DUDLEY H BLACK CWGC record ... H D Black Memorial Plaque in Holy Trinity Church
Biographical information
JAMES H BRADING CWGC record ...
Veteran Affairs Canada record ...
Biographical Information
ARTHUR BURCHETT CWGC record ... Biographical information
WALTER J BURDEN CWGC record ... Commemorated at St Wilfrid's RC Primary School
Biographical information
FREDK A CAMPBELL CWGC record ... Biographical information
PERCIVAL C CHANNING CWGC record ... Commemorated at St Wilfrid's RC Primary School
Biographical information
EDWARD H CLAYTON CWGC record ... Memorial Plaque in Holy Trinity Church
Biographical Information
A N COXHEAD CWGC record ... Biographical Information
ALBERT E COLENUTT CWGC record ... Biographical information
MONTAGUE CRUTCHLEY CWGC record ... Biographical Information
PERCY A DAVIS CWGC record ... Biographical information
WILLIAM A DAVIS CWGC record ... Biographical information
REGINALD DENNES CWGC record ...
Veteran Affairs Canada record ...
Biographical information
VICTOR DENNES CWGC record ... Biographical information
ALBERT A H DENNIS CWGC record ... Biographical information
ARTHUR S DIXON CWGC record ... Biographical Information
ROBERT W DOWNER CWGC record ... Biographical Information
EDDIE H DORE CWGC record ... H E Dore Buried in V Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli
Biographical information
THEODORE A DRUDGE CWGC record ... Biographical Information
Memorial plaque in St Catherine's Church
Commemorated on family headstone at
Carisbrooke Mount Joy Cemetery
FRANK H DRAPER CWGC record ... Biographical information
CHARLES G DRAPER CWGC record ... Biographical information
W H DRUDGE CWGC record ... Biographical information
CHARLES DYER CWGC record ... )
WILLIAM DYER CWGC record ... ) Biographical information for the Dyer brothers
ALBERT DYER CWGC record ... )
LESLIE J EWENS CWGC record ... Biographical information
A A FARROW CWGC record ... Buried in Ventnor Cemetery
Biographical information
CHARLES T FEAVER CWGC record ... Biographical information
G HERBERT FORD CWGC record ...
Veteran Affairs Canada record ...
Biographical information
Ford Memorial plaque at St Catherine's Church, Ventnor
R C FORSTER CWGC record ...
Auckland Museum Cenotaph record ...
(Robert Cameron Forster)
Forster Memorial plaque at St John's Church, Niton
PERCY GATRELL CWGC record ... Biographical information
DUDLEY G GILBERT CWGC record ... Biographical Information
PHILIP J GILBERT CWGC record ... Biographical Information
CHARLES H GLAIRE CWGC record ... Biographical information
Buried in Ventnor Cemetery
GEORGE GLAIRE CWGC record ... Biographical information
Commemorated in Ventnor Cemetery
on his brother Charles's headstone
ALFRED W GOMES CWGC record ... Biographical information
J WILLIAM GODSELL CWGC record ... Biographical information
ALFRED E GROVES CWGC record ... Biographical information
ARCHIE HARBER CWGC record ... Biographical information
Buried in Ventnor Cemetery
ALBERT E M HARDING CWGC record ... Biographical information
HERBERT D J HARVEY CWGC record ... Biographical information
Commemorated at St Wilfrid's RC Primary School
LEONARD D HAYWARD CWGC record ... Biographical information
FRANCIS J HESS CWGC record ... Commemorated at St Wilfrid's RC Primary School
Biographical information
WILLIAM HICKENS CWGC record ... Commemorated at St Wilfrid's RC Primary School
Biographical information
JOHN C HICKENS CWGC record ... Commemorated at St Wilfrid's RC Primary School
Biographical information
CHARLES HOLLIS CWGC record ... Biographical information
WILLIAM G HUMBER CWGC record ... Biographical Information
Buried in Ventnor Cemetery
HARRY JACOBS CWGC record ... Biographical information
FRANK JEFFERIES CWGC record ... not found
J W JENKINS CWGC record ... Biographical information
HAROLD P JENKIN CWGC record ... Also named at Ventnor Post Office
Biographical information
EYNON LL. JONES CWGC record ... Biographical information
Plymouth Naval Memorial panel (photo on Flickr)
WILLIAM B JUDD CWGC record ... Buried in Ventnor Cemetery
CLIFFORD R KING CWGC record ... Biographical information
THOMAS W C KING CWGC record ... Biographical information
FRANCISCO LAKE CWGC record ... Biographical information
HAROLD L LOVERIDGE CWGC record ... Biographical information
JOHN J MALCOLMSON CWGC record ... Buried in Ventnor Cemetery
Biographical information
GEORGE MANNING CWGC record ...
Veteran Affairs Canada record
Biographical information
Commemorated at St Wilfrid's RC Primary School
GEORGE F MILLIGAN CWGC record ... Biographical Information
ERNEST F MCGONNELL CWGC record ... Buried in Ventnor Cemetery
GEORGE MCGONNELL No CWGC record Biographical information
RICHARD MURPHY CWGC record ... Biographical information
WALTER NOBBS CWGC record ... Biographical information
GEORGE R O'DONNELL CWGC record ...
Canadian Veteran Affairs Record
Biographical information
JOHN OWEN CWGC record ...
Australian War Memorial record ...
Biographical Information
E G PRIMMER CWGC record ... Biographical Information
H G PRIMMER CWGC record ... Biographical Information
Buried in Ventnor Cemetery
HENRY J RAYNER CWGC record ... Biographical information
T RAYNER CWGC record ... Biographical information
E H RIDGES CWGC record ... Biographical information
A D C ROBERTSON CWGC record ... Biographical information
Robertson Memorial plaque at St Catherine's Church, Ventnor
PHILIP A RUSSELL CWGC record ... Biographical information
FREDERICK W RUSSELL CWGC record ... Biographical information
JAMES H SALTER CWGC record ... Biographical information
ALBERT V SALTER CWGC record ... Buried in Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Gallipoli.
Biographical information
ALBERT H E SCOVELL CWGC record ... - this is the same person as Edmond Scovell below
EDMOND A SCOVELL CWGC record ... Biographical information
Buried in Ventnor Cemetery
WILFRED A SCOVELL CWGC record ... Biographical information
FREDERICK C SHEATH CWGC record ... Biographical information
CHARLES B SIMPKIN CWGC record ... Biographical information
WALTER SLOGGETT CWGC record ... Buried in Ventnor Cemetery
(includes biographical information)
W T SMITH CWGC record ... Biographical information
P H L SMITH CWGC record ... Biographical information
WILLIAM T SMITH Same as W T Smith above ?
J T SNOOKE CWGC record ... Biographical information
GURNEY S SUTTON CWGC record ... Memorial plaque in Holy Trinity Church, Ventnor (page includes biographical information)
Additional inscription on family headstone in Ryde Cemetery (RSHG)
W J STRIPP CWGC record ... Biographical information
Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
J F SYMMANS CWGC record ... Biographical information
F W SYMMANS CWGC record ... Biographical information
JAMES H TAYLOR CWGC record ... Biographical information
WILLIAM TABOR CWGC record ... Biographical Information
BERT THARLE CWGC record ... Robert Tharle Biographical information
GEORGE THARLE CWGC record ... Biographical information
ROLAND THOMAS CWGC record ... Biographical information
WILLIAM TOZER CWGC record ... Tozer Memorial plaque at St Catherine's Church, Ventnor
ARCHIBALD WARREN CWGC record ... )
EDGAR S WARREN CWGC record ... ) Biographical information for the Warren brothers
REUBEN O WARREN CWGC record ... )
ERIC L C WATKINS CWGC record ... Watkins Memorial plaque at St Catherine's Church, Ventnor
Biographical information
EDGAR WESTMORE CWGC record ... Biographical information
RICHARD A WHITE CWGC record ...
Veteran Affairs Canada record ...
Biographical information
REGINALD G WILLIAMS CWGC record ... Biographical Information
PERCY W WINDEBANK CWGC record ... Biographical Information
Buried at Cement House Cemetery
RICHARD D WIGHTMAN CWGC record ... Biographical Information
CHARLES B S WOODFORD CWGC record ... Biographical Information
EDWARD L YOUNG CWGC record ... Edward George [sic] Young Biographical information
H YOUNG CWGC record ... Biographical information
 
1939 - 1945
 
THE SERVICES
 
DOROTHY M ARNOLD CWGC record ... Buried in Ventnor Cemetery
GORDON F BERRIDGE CWGC record ... Biographical information
ERIC H BARBER CWGC record ...
CYRIL O CHANNING CWGC record ... Commemorated at St Wilfrid's RC Primary School
Biographical information
C S COLLINS CWGC record ... Biographical information
EDGAR H CRUMP CWGC record ... Biographical information
L G DOWLING CWGC record ... Biographical information
JOHN E FRY CWGC record ... Biographical information
JOHN GOLDNEY CWGC record ... Biographical information
GEORGE C HAWKINS CWGC record ... Buried in Ventnor Cemetery
L W G HESS CWGC record ...
JOHN P JAYNE No CWGC record Biographical information
FRANCIS V KINDER CWGC record ... Commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial, London
Biographical Information
ALBERT A KING CWGC record ... Biographical information
NORMAN A LALE CWGC record ... Buried in Ventnor Cemetery
NEELY A LONNEN CWGC record ... Biographical information
NELSON V LOWE CWGC record ... Hobson Victor Lowe Buried in Banneville-la-Campagne Cemetery, Normandy
RONALD W MILLS CWGC record ... HMS Hood Association record with photograph of R W Mills

Biographical information
WILLIAM E MORRIS CWGC record ... Buried in Shanklin Cemetery
WILLIAM H PAFFETT CWGC record ... Biographical information
GEORGE F ROGERSON CWGC record ... Buried in Ventnor Cemetery
G W ROWE CWGC record ... Biographical information
E J ROWE CWGC record ... Biographical information
LEONARD W SAUNDERS CWGC record ... Biographical information
HAROLD D SHEPPARD CWGC record ... Biographical information
PETER SPANNER CWGC record ... Biographical information
RAYMOND VINE CWGC record ... Biographical information
CHARLES H WALLER CWGC record ... Biographical information
DESMOND WOODNUTT CWGC record ... Biographical information (Memorial plaque from Methodist Church)
RICHARD E WOOD CWGC record ... Buried in Ventnor Cemetery
EDWIN H WOOD CWGC record ... Biographical information
J F M WEBBER CWGC record ... Biographical information
 
CIVILIANS
 
ANNIE ADAMS CWGC record ... Biographical information
EVA M CHEVERTON CWGC record ...
EVA CHEETHAM CWGC record ... Biographical information
THOMAS GULL CWGC record ... Biographical information
EDITH GULL CWGC record ... Biographical information
FLORENCE NORMAN CWGC record ... Buried in Ventnor Cemetery
HILDA NORMAN CWGC record ... Buried in Ventnor Cemetery
WILLIAM NEWBERRY CWGC record ... Biographical information
WILLIAM A PHILLIPS CWGC record ... Biographical information
MARIA T PHILLIPS CWGC record ... Biographical information
PAMELA R PHILLIPS CWGC record 1 ...
CWGC record 2 ... Biographical information
FRANK H D RUSSELL CWGC record ... Biographical information
E G STECKLY CWGC record ...
E G Stickley
Biographical information
GABY TESTA CWGC record ... Biographical information
KATE B WARD CWGC record ... Biographical information
CATHERINE WHITE CWGC record ... Biographical information
 


The following are also associated with Ventnor but do not appear on the Memorial. These are from the Great War :
 
Charles Alfred BENHAM CWGC record ...
Born in Gosport. Married Lucy M Russell in Ventnor; they had 2 children born in Ventnor. According to his obituary in the Isle of Wight Mercury he worked for 17 years at the Ventnor Sanitary Steam Laundry Co.; reports of the Tribunals held to assess exemption from miltary service can be read here : Facey and Benham tribunal proceedings (PDF document opens in new tab or window).
Ventnor District Council : On the proposition of the Chairman a vote of condolence was passed with the wife and family of the late Pte. G. Benham [sic] recently killed in action. (IoW Mercury 13 Sep 1918) - A letter was read from Mrs. L. Benham thanking the Council for their sympathy in the loss of her husband. (IoW Mercury 18 Oct 1918)
William Greatbatch BOXALL CWGC record ...
Born in Ventnor. Son of John and Alice Boxall, of Devonshire Terrace, Ventnor, Isle of Wight. Later moved to London. Died 15 April 1918
Biographical information
James BUSH CWGC record ...
Born in Ventnor. Son of George Henry William Bush and his wife Ruth Ann Maria (nee Bull). The family moved to Haslemere in 1913.
Commemorated at St Wilfrid's School War Memorial
Biographical information
Herbert Westrup CANTON CWGC record ...
Died 13 May 1915. Son of Frank and Florence Canton, of Woodlands, Ventnor, Isle of Wight. See Biographical information
Arthur Thomas COOK CWGC record ...
Died 12 February 1919. Son of Mr. A. Cook, of 3, Prospect Terrace, Grove Rd., Ventnor, Isle of Wight. Buried at Wembley Old Burial Ground
Edwin George DIMMER CWGC record ...
From Longdown. See Biographical information
John James FRENCH CWGC record ...
Died 5 January 1919. Husband of Rose Felicia French, of Church Rd., Newton Green, Sudbury, Suffolk, and of "Elsinore", Alpine Rd., Ventnor, Isle of Wight.
Frederick FRYER CWGC record ...
Died 8 December 1918. Son of Thomas and the late Ann Fryer, of the Sun Inn, Romsey, Hants; husband of Maud V. Smith (formerly Fryer), of 3, Victoria Buildings, North St., Ventnor, Isle of Wight.
John HAYES CWGC record ...
Veteran Affairs Canada record ...
Died 9 April 1917. Son of William and Elizabeth Hayes, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; husband of Julia Elizabeth Hayes, "Hasilhead", Spring Gardens, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.
John Thomas LEITCH CWGC record ...
Served with A.S.C. from 1915. Died 21 September 1919 at Netley Hospital, and buried at Ventnor Cemetery.
Biographical information
Thomas Edward LOVEGOD or LOVEGOOD CWGC Record ...
Born in Ventnor 4 August 1855. Served in Royal Navy and H.M. Coastguard, mainly in Kent. recalled for service in WW I and died of a seizure in Inverness on 3 April 1916.
Biographical information
George MAYO CWGC Record ...
Commemorated at St Wilfrid's RC Primary School
Biographical information
William John PARR CWGC record ...
Indian Railway Accident 30 Aug 1916
Herbert John PASCOE No CWGC record
Served with Royal Berkshire Regiment. Discharged March 1919 due to sickness. Died 12 September 1919 and buried at Ventnor Cemetery
Biographical Information
George PILCHER CWGC record ...
Son of Edward and Jane Pilcher, of Ventnor, Isle of Wight; husband of Eva Leah Firmin (formerly Pilcher), of 48, Washington Rd., Buckland, Portsmouth. Mentioned in the IW Mercury Roll of Honour for Lowtherville - see Ventnor St Alban's Church Roll of Honour. He was born in Newchurch on 18 Dec 1877, and the family lived at Newport Road in 1881, and at 3 Mountain View, Lowther Road, in 1891. He enlisted in the Royal Navy in 1892, and married in 1907.
Archibald Douglas Hussey RAY CWGC record ...
IW County Press, 29 May 1915 : RAY - Killed in action, April 25th, in the Gallipoli Peninsula, Capt. A.D.H. Ray, 4th Worcestershire Regiment, younger son of the late Mr Walter Ray, of Tostock, Suffolk, and of Mrs Ray, of Bournemouth, formerly of the Isle of Wight. Born in Ventnor 1878.
Herbert Leslie RIDLEY CWGC record ...
Died 16 July 1917 : Son of Louie C. Ridley, of Springfield, Chelmsford, and the late Walter Ridley. His brother Christopher (CWGC record ...) also fell. The Isle of Wight County Press Death notice of 28 July 1917 states that he was from Rew, Ventnor.

The IW Mercury of 12 Jan 1917 reports : 'Captain H.L. Ridley, Adjutant 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers, brother of Mr. T.D. Ridley, of Rew, has been awarded the Military Cross.'
Richard de Rupe ROCHE CWGC record ...
Biographical information
Born in Ventnor. Lived later in Surrey.
Francis Morgan RUSSELL CWGC record ...
Biographical information
Richard Henry SMITH CWGC record ...
Died 2nd June 1917. Age 39. Husband of E. V. Smith, of 4, West View Cottage, West St., Ventnor, Isle of Wight.
Sydney Robert SNELL CWGC record ...
Died 26 September 1917. Buried at Tyne Cot Cemetery. Son of Richard and Elizabeth Snell, of Laughterton, Lincs; husband of Mary Ann Wilkinson (formerly Snell), of 4, Albert Terrace, Albert St., Ventnor, Isle of Wight.
George STEWART CWGC record ...
Died of wounds 20th January 1915. Son of Alfred and Annie Stewart, of Canning Town, London; husband of Bessie Stewart, of 16, Pier St., Ventnor, Isle of Wight.
Sidney Charles TROWBRIDGE CWGC record ...
Died of disease, Parkhurst, 19th January 1915. Son of Henry and Ellen Trowbridge of Ventnor.
Buried at : Ventnor Cemetery
Joseph S WILKINS CWGC record ...
From Portsmouth, named at Ventnor Post Office

 
ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, May 11, 1917 Page 1

The 8th Hants Regiment recently took part in the brilliant operations in Palestine against the Turks with results which have brought sorrow to the homes of many local people. These young soldiers - who but two or three years ago were pursuing the ordinary avocations of life - upheld the highest traditions of the British Army by their courage and intrepidity, and the results of the fighting are such that will always redound to the credit of the Battalion. As far as we can ascertain the following are among the casualties in these engagements:

Mr. and Mrs. J. Mackett, of Upper Ventnor, received official news on Saturday, that their second son, Rifleman R. Mackett, 1/8th Hants Regiment, was wounded on April 19th, in Palestine. Pte. Edgar Westmore, of the same battalion, has been killed in action. He is the son of Gunner F. Westmore, of the 4th Hants Howitzer Battery, who is himself serving in France. We hear that the following local men belonging to the 8th Hants have been wounded: Pte. Merritt (son of Mr. W. Merritt, verger at the Parish Church), Pte. Chick, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Chick, High Street, Pte. Vanassche, son of Mr. A. Vanassche, of North Street, Pte. Stagg, son of Mrs. Stagg, Upper Ventnor, Pte. C. King, of Bonchurch, Pte. Croad, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Croad, Upper Ventnor, and Sergt. W. Bishop, of Ryde, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Bishop, Elderbank, Ventnor. Mrs. T. Dennes was officially informed on Wednesday that her son, Bugler Dennes, is missing.

Page 5

Isle of Wight Rifles in Palestine.

Casualties to Local Men.

The Isle of Wight Rifles have unfortunately suffered somewhat heavy casualties in the fighting in Palestine, where they have taken part in some of the most brilliant operations that have redounded to the credit of British Arms in this region. Almost every town and village and hamlet in the Island is represented in the casualty lists. We offer our deepest condolence to the relatives of those who have fallen, and sympathy to those who are in suspense as to the fate of their loved ones. It has been difficult to ascertain the actual number of casualties to local men. The list given on page 1 is amplified as follows:

KILLED

Rifleman Edgar Westmore, son of Gunner F. Westmore, Upper Ventnor.
Pte. William John Stripp, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Stripp, Cyprus Villas, killed in action in France.

WOUNDED

Rifleman W. Merritt, son of Mr. W. Merritt, Albert Street.
Rifleman Harold Chick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Chick, High Street.
Rifleman L. Vanassche, son of Mr. B. Vanassche, Longdown.
Rifleman F. Stagg, son of Mrs. Stagg, Upper Ventnor.
Rifleman C. King, son of Mr. and Mrs. King, Upper Bonchurch
Rifleman W. Croad, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Croad, Upper Ventnor.
Sergt. Bishop (Ryde), son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Bishop, Elderbank.
Bugler H. Yaxley, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Yaxley, Marlborough Road.
Rifleman Walter Colenutt, son of Mrs. Colenutt, Richmond Terrace.
Rifleman G. Woods, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Woods, Upper Ventnor.
Rifleman C. Harvey, son of Corporal and Mrs. Harvey, St. Catherine's Place.
Rifleman G. Cavell, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Cavell, Longdown.
Rifleman W. Godsell, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Godsell, Upper Ventnor.
Rifleman R. Mackett, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Mackett, Upper Ventnor.

MISSING

Rifleman E. Young, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Young, Upper Ventnor.
Rifleman E. Primmer, son of Mrs. Primmer, Dudley Road.
Rifleman H. Hunt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hunt, East Street.
Rifleman William Hickens, son of Mrs. Hickens, Richmond Terrace.
Bugler Dennes, son of Mrs. Dennes, High Street.

WOUNDED AND MISSING

Rifleman B. Coxhead, son of Mrs. Coxhead, Blendworth Terrace.
Rifleman E.S. Warren, son of Mrs. Warren, Victoria Street.

There were, we hear, over two hundred casualties among Island men, and unfortunately a large percentage of deaths.

(not all the report has been transcribed)



The following are also associated with Ventnor but do not appear on the Memorial. These are from World War II :


Robert Russell BELL CWGC record ...
Formerly resident of Ventnor. Killed in air raid 7 Apr 1941.

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, April 25, 1941 Page 2

Former Ventnor Resident Killed in Air Raid.
Mr. C. Vivian Yorke has received the sad news that Mr. R. Russell Bell, formerly of Hasilhead, Spring Gardens, Ventnor, has been killed in an air raid in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Mr. and Mrs. Bell left Ventnor last summer. Their daughter, it will be remembered, married Mr. Eric Barber, son of the Rev. J.J. and Mrs. Barber.
Eric Gordon BORGINO CWGC record ...
Corps of Military Police record ...
Formerly resident of Ventnor. Killed in action in Sicily, 10 July 1943.

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, July 21, 1944 page 2

IN MEMORIAM
BORGINO. - In dearest remembrance of Eric (L/C C.M.P.) Borgino, killed in action in the landing in Sicily, July 10, 1943, aged 28, who spent 15 years of his childhood in Ventnor. An ever sweet memory for those who loved him - parents, sisters and brother.
Arthur Langley CHISMAN CWGC record ...
Son of Rev A E Chisman and Mrs M B Chisman. Rev Chisman was Minister at the Congregational Church, Ventnor.
William Henry Alfred HALL CWGC record ...
Died 19 June 1944 : Son of William and Lydia Florence Hall; husband of Iris Mary Hall, of Ventnor, Isle of Wight. Buried in Bayeux War Cemetery, Normandy
Alan Edward JAMES CWGC record ...
Died 21 June 1945 : Son of Edward and Lilian Frances James, of Ventnor, Isle of Wight; husband of Phyllis Cynthia James.
Lionel Harry Jefferson CWGC record ...
Born 18 Sep 1893, London.

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, July 18, 1941 Page 2

Death of Major Lionel H. Jefferson, R.A.S.C.

Wednesday's Times contained the following notice in a list of those who have died on active service: -
'JEFFERSON. - In June, 1941, in the Middle East, Major Lionel H. Jefferson, R.A.S.C. , late 11th Hussars, son of the late Harry Wyndham Jefferson, and of Mrs. Gwendoline Mary Jefferson.'
This news will be received with deep regret by many residents of Ventnor and district who have pleasant memories of this gallant officer. Major Jefferson - he was then Captain - when living at Winford House, Apse Heath, became a very popular figure in the social and sporting life of Ventnor. He was a member of the old County and Castle Club, and Captain of the Ventnor Cricket and Golf Clubs.
A first rate sportsman and a most genial companion, Major Jefferson made a host of friends during his residence in the Island. His skill, both at cricket and golf, will be pleasurably recalled by his former colleagues.

Alfred Ernest PALMER CWGC record ...
Died 6 Oct 1944 : Married 14 June 1942, Joyce Eleanor Newitt, at St Catherine's Church, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, November 16, 1945 Page 1
Mrs. A.E. Palmer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Newitt, Castle Road, has received official intimation that her husband, Flight Lieutenant A.E. (Pete) Palmer, previously reported missing, is now presumed to have been killed whilst on operations over the Frisian Islands on October 6, 1944. Flt./Lt. Palmer joined the R.A.F. in 1936 at the age of 17, and while at Northolt in May, 1944, did a great deal of valuable photo reconnaissance work prior to D-Day.

Page 2
ON ACTIVE SERVICE
PALMER. - Reported missing, now presumed killed on operations over the Frisian Islands, Oct. 6, 1944, Flight-Lieut. A.E. Palmer, son of the late Mr. T.W. Palmer, and husband of "Jo" Palmer (née Newitt). "At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them."
Peter Gerald RICKARD CWGC record ...
Died 28 May 1940 : Son of Aubrey and E. Gladys Rickard, of Ventnor, Isle of Wight.
Alice Margaret SCHRADER CWGC record ...
Died 9 September 1940, aged 52 : Civilian; of 57 Chancery Lane. Daughter of the late William and Sarah Schrader, of St. Augustine Villa, Ventnor, Isle of Wight. Died at Lincoln House, High Holborn.
Mary Louisa Josephin SCHRADER CWGC record ...
Died 9 September 1940, aged 57 : Civilian; of 57 Chancery Lane. Daughter of the late William and Sarah Schrader, of St. Augustine Villa, Ventnor, Isle of Wight. Died at Lincoln House, High Holborn.
John Newton SIMMONDS CWGC record ...
Born 21 March 1888, St Martin's Middlesex. Married Eveline Drake, Register Office, Newport, 1936. AB P/228830, Royal Navy.

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, December 24, 1943 Page 2

DEATH
SIMMONDS. - On December 15, 1943, at Haslar Hospital, Gosport, John Newton Simmonds, son of the late John Simmonds, of Ventnor, aged 54 years.

Page 3

Ventnor Man Dies at Haslar
We regret to hear of the death of Mr. John Newton Simmonds, of Ventnor, which occurred at Haslar Hospital on Thursday last. Mr. Simmonds had rejoined the Navy owing to the outbreak of war. A son of the late Mr. John Simmonds, antique dealer, etc., he leaves a widow but no family. His wife was formerly Miss Eva Drake, sister of Mr. Basil Drake. The late Mr. Simmonds, who was 54 years of age, was a quiet, unassuming man and greatly respected.
Gordon Benjamin SWAN CWGC record ...
Died 27 February 1942 : Son of Gordon L. Swan and Muriel Dorothy Swan (née Vale); husband of Margaret Ruth Swan (née Burchett), of Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, November 9, 1945 Page 3
Ventnor and the War
Mrs. M. Swan, of Ventnor, has received information from the Air Ministry that her husband, L.A.C. B.G. Swan, R.A.F., who has been missing since the fall of Singapore, is now believed to have lost his life as the result of enemy action during March 1942.
Mrs. Swan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. Burchett, of Tamerton, Clarendon Road, Ventnor.
Frederick Gordon TOSDEVIN Son of the late Mr G.H. Tosdevin, of Ventnor, Isle of Wight; died 2 Dec 1940, H.M.S. Forfar.
CWGC record ...
Harry Osborne Stuart VOSS Son of Ernest Osborne Voss and Etheldred Sanders Voss, of Ventnor, Isle of Wight; husband of Joan Voss, of Ventnor.
CWGC record ...
Buried in St Manvieu Cemetery, Normandy
Alfred Nelson WYLES Son of Annie Wyles, of Ventnor, Isle of Wight; attended Ventnor Senior School, and Ryde School; served with Royal Air Force. Died 9 September 1940 aged 24.
No CWGC record
Biographical information

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