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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Whippingham -
- Parish War Memorial -

Location

At St Mildred's Church, Whippingham, Isle of Wight, PO32 6LP.
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40871  
 
English Heritage Listing Status

St Mildred's Church is Grade I Listed. Since the Memorial is situated within the curtilage of the Church, it is assumed that it is included within the Listing.
 
Description

Calvary cross, with a stone panel bearing the names of Great War and World War II names on the church wall behind the calvary.

The cross, of Portland stone, with a teak Calvary, is 14 ft 6 in high, and was designed by Percy Stone, F.S.A. The inscription is a bronze panel at the base of the cross. The figure of Christ is in bronze.

The dedication service was conducted by the Bishop of Southampton and the memorial was unveiled on 20th September 1919 by HRH Princess Beatrice, whose son, Prince Maurice of Battenberg, is the first named on the Memorial.

Originally the names of the fallen were displayed in the church, but later (date unknown) the panels naming the fallen were installed on the wall.
Memorial

Whippingham War memorial
 
Whippingham War memorial
 
Whippingham War memorial
 
Whippingham War memorial
 

The War Memorial when originally installed
Inscription


"GREATER LOVE HATH
NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN
HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS"

HERE ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF
THOSE FROM THIS PARISH WHO
FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919
-----
names as given below
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1939 - 1945
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names as given below
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Further Information

NameUnitLinks
 
1914 - 1919
 
PRINCE MAURICE
OF BATTENBERG
KRRC CWGC record ... Also commemorated at the Battenberg Memorial window at St Nicholas Chapel, Carisbrooke Castle
Buried at Ypres Town Cemetery, Belgium
GRAHAM PERCIVAL SHEDDEN RA CWGC record ... Memorial plaque in St Mildred's Church
Buried at Ypres Town Cemetery, Belgium
ISAAC FOSS I WIGHT RIFLES CWGC record ... Additional inscription on family grave in St Mildred's Churchyard
WILLIAM BUSH HAMPSHIRE REGT CWGC record ... Biographical information
FRANK PLUMBLEY HAMPSHIRE REGT CWGC record ...
WILLIAM HENRY MOSDELL HAMPSHIRE REGT CWGC record ...
JOHN HENRY BARRETT R SUSSEX CWGC record ... Additional inscription on family grave in St Mildred's Churchyard
JOHN BLAKE MIDDLESEX REGT CWGC record ...
JOSEPH C GRACE CANADIAN CORPS CWGC record ...
Veteran Affairs Canada record ...
CLIFFORD J TOLMAN R F CORPS CWGC record ... Biographical Information
FRANCIS THOMAS COX ROYAL NAVY CWGC record ...
ERNEST OWEN JOHNSON ROYAL NAVY CWGC record ...
ARTHUR JOHN SHEATH ROYAL NAVY CWGC record ...
Arthur Lionel Sheath
Buried in St Mildred's Churchyard
CECIL EDWARD WILKINS ROYAL NAVY CWGC record ... Additional inscription on family grave at Whippingham Churchyard
 
1939 - 1945
 
FRANK RANN ROYAL NAVY CWGC record ... Biographical Information
H.M.S. Royal Oak sinking
FREDERICK JOHN TRUSLER RAF CWGC record ... Biographical Information
ALFRED RANN RE CWGC record ... Biographical Information
SYDNEY JOHN GEORGE HEWER Ht RE CWGC record ...
EDWARD TOWL COLLINS, OBE RE CWGC record ...
 
see also
 
H JONES ROYAL AIR FORCE CWGC record ... Buried in St Mildred's Churchyard
 
Also associated with Whippingham,
but not given on Memorial :
 
EVELYN FRANCES ABROOKCivilian CWGC record ... Of Ryde Road Cottages, Whippingham, Isle of Wight.
Wife of Spr. William Abrook, Royal Engineers.
Died at Park Prewett Hospital, Sherbone St. John, Basingstoke.

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Page last updated : 27 August 2014
added biography link for Trusler


 
 

 
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