Carisbrooke War Memorial

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Reference WMO214897

Address:

Churchyard of St Mary the Virgin

High Street

Carisbrooke

Isle of Wight

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Wheel cross
Materials:
  • Stone Portland stone
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
  • Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
About the memorial: A plain Celtic Cross on a square column, atop a square plinth, on a single-stepped base. The front and rear faces of the pinth bear the names of the fallen from WW1, with the adjacent faces bearing a brass plaque commemorating the WW2, with the names inscribed on the opposite face, including another who died in the Malayan Emergency, and an additional name from WW1. Erected by public subscription and unveiled on 8th May 1921 by Lady Seely. Dedicated by the Bishop of Southampton. Small plaque with no names, in recognition of WWII losses, was installed in 1994, funded by the Daisy Rich Trust and the Newport and Carisbrooke branch of the Royal British Legion. Rededicated 17th April 1994.
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(Front and rear) ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR. 1914-1919. (Names) "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE". (Brass plaque) TO THE PEOPLE OF CARISBROOKE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR 1939-1945 WE WILL REMEMBER THEM. (Opposite face) 1939-1945 (Names)

(WW1) BALLARD. E. / BRADLEY. W. / BROMWELL. A. / BROWN. C. D. / BURT. H. / COWARD. A. C. / DORE. F. / DRUDGE. A. E. / DYER. W. H. / FISK. S. J. / GINGER. S. / GOODMAN. T. H. / HALL. G. / HUMBER. R. W. / JAMES. A. V. / KNOTT. S. J. / LOCK. F. W. / MEETCHAM. G. / MOREY. C. W. / OSBOURN. C. E. / OVERS. W. J. / PIPER. T. / PLUCKNETT. W. G. / RANN. A. C. / RACKETT. E. W. / RAYNER. C. F. / READ. C. T. / RICE. E. J. / ROGERS. C. F. / SALTER. O. / SAUNDERS. A. / SCOTT. W. / SHEAF. G. / SHEEN. D. / SIBBECK. H. F. / SIBBECK. L. / SIBBECK. R. / SIMMONDS. A. E. / STARK. E. F. / STARK. F. C. / STAY. C. / THOMAS. C. / VESSEY. V. / VINCENT. C. G. / WALES. C. / WICKENS. A. L. / WILLIAMS. C. F. / WILLSTEAD. E. G. / D. HIRST. (WW2) W. BENSTEAD / B. BLOW / R. CHAM / C. COOPER / L. COX / W. ELLIOTT / L. GATES / R. GROVES / D. MACPHERSON / G. MINSHALL / R. NORRIS / R. PLUMLEY / D. PRAGNELL / M. ROBBINS / E. SPACEY / L. WARD / P. WARD / J. WHEATLEY MALAYA 1948-1959 G. GOULDING

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