Lieut. John J. Gresson, Royal Navy

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Reference WMO254939

Address:

St. Mildred's Churchyard

Beatrice Avenue

Whippingham, Isle of White

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Leaded
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: To the north of the church, adjacent to the footpath, addition to the gravestone of Captain Arthur Leslie Gresson, Royal Navy, also commemorating his son, Lieutenant John Jardine Gresson, Royal Navy, who died aboard HMS Janus on 23 January, 1944.
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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 ........? 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.'

JOHN JARDINE GRESSON

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