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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- CWGC Headstones -
- Whippingham St Mildred's Churchyard : John Jardine Gresson-

Location

In St Mildred's Churchyard, Whippingham, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
Description

Additional inscripton on family headstone.
Headstone








 
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Inscription


SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ARTHUR LESLIE GRESSON
CAPTAIN, ROYAL NAVY
BORN MAY 17 1879 - DIED JUNE 1 1931
ABOVE HIM STOOD ONE FIGURE
WITH OUTSTRETCHED ARMS

SACRED ALSO TO THE
MEMORY OF HIS SON,
JOHN JARDINE GRESSON
LIEUTENANT, ROYAL NAVY, KILLED IN
ACTION JANY. 23RD 1944 AGED 23 YEARS.
SO HE PASSED OVER AND THE TRUMPETS
SOUNDED FOR HIM ON THE OTHER SIDE.

ALSO IN MEMORY
OF HIS WIFE
INEZ STEWART
BORN JULY 3 1897,
DIED AUG 15 1967.

 
Further Information

John Jardine Gresson

Son of : Arthur Leslie and Inez Stewart Gresson.

Born : 1921.

Electoral Roll information :

1931 : The family are listed at Arthur Cottage, York Avenue, East Cowes.

Service information :

Lieutenant John Jardine Gresson, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Janus.

Casualty information :

Died at sea, 23 January 1944, aged 23.

Commemorated at : Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.

CWGC record ...

Not commemorated on any Island Memorials.


National Probate Calendar 1944 - note that his mother has re-married
 
H.M.S. Janus Wikipedia article.

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Page last updated : 31 March 2015 (added to website)


 
 

 
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