Royal Navy Cordite Factory Memorial

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Reference WMO205171

Address:

Black Hill Road

Holton Heath Trading Estate

Holton Heath

Sandford

BH16 6LW

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Stone of remembrance
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • 20th Century Wars
About the memorial: Purbeck Stone with Stainless Steel Plaque listing all those killedin the production of Cordite for the Royal Navy Guns from 1915 to 1957 By Name and Date. Including ten men killed in the 1931 explosion.
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Royal Navy Cordite Factory Holton Heath 1915 - 1957 In Memory of those who lost their lives in the production of Cordite for the Guns of the Royal Navy _______ 10:43 am 23rd June 1931 in the GREAT EXPLOSION of Nitro-glycerine very close to this memorial

R R Taylor A C Guy I F Henderson W J Hickman E Norton F Lowman W Vivian E W Blair R Groves W J Brown ----------------also J J Wakely 27th February 1917 H W Williams 1918 W G Hurdle 1918 J Orchard 15th November 1919 E Lovell V Coward W Barnes 13th September 1927 E F Battrick 7th November 1929 C H Hine 27th February 1933 F J Mitchell 23rd July 1934 --------------------------- Unveiled by Mrs Gillian Charman-Granddaughter of R R Taylor and Dedicated by the Rev J de Garis on 23rd June 2015

Geoff & Jill Charman( Holton Heath Memorial Group)

geoff@swiftsure.info

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