portsmouth naval memorial

PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
After the First World War, an appropriate way had to be found of commemorating those members of the Royal Navy who had no known grave, the majority of deaths having occurred at sea where no permanent memorial could be provided.

An Admiralty committee recommended that the three manning ports in Great Britain - Chatham, Plymouth and Portsmouth - should each have an identical memorial of unmistakable naval form, an obelisk, which would serve as a leading mark for shipping. The memorials were designed by Sir Robert Lorimer, who had already carried out a considerable amount of work for the Commission, with sculpture by Henry Poole. The Portsmouth Naval Memorial was unveiled by the Duke of York (the future George VI) on 15 October 1924.

After the Second World War it was decided that the naval memorials should be extended to provide space for commemorating the naval dead without graves of that war, but since the three sites were dissimilar, a different architectural treatment was required for each. The architect for the Second World War extension at Portsmouth was Sir Edward Maufe (who also designed the Air Forces memorial at Runnymede) and the additional sculpture was by Charles Wheeler, William McMillan, and Esmond Burton. The Extension was unveiled by the Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother on 29 April 1953.

Portsmouth Naval Memorial commemorates around 10,000 sailors of the First World War and almost 15,000 of the Second World War.
  1. SOE Saunders, Ernest Frank

    SURNAME Saunders FORENAME Ernest Frank UNIT SOE Para-Naval Section RANK Leading Seaman NUMBER P/J 101345 DATE OF DEATH 31st May 1941 AGE 36 GRAVESITE Portsmouth Naval Memorial,Hampshire Panel 47 Column 1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Royal Navy (HMS Eagle) born 19.6.1904...
  2. SIS Dow, Alastair Campbell

    SURNAME Dow FORENAME Alastair Campbell UNIT SIS Corsica RANK Lieutenant NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 21st March 1944 AGE 38 GRAVESITE Portsmouth Naval Memorial,Hampshire,England Panel 88 Column 1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit HMS Hannibal (Taranto),Royal Naval Volunteer...
  3. EOD Edwards, Roy Berryman

    SURNAME Edwards FORENAME Roy Berryman UNIT HMS Watchful,Royal Navy RANK Lieutenant Commander NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 11th June 1942 AGE 39 GRAVESITE Portsmouth Naval Memorial,Hampshire Panel 61 Column 3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Charley James and Florence Edwards...
  4. RN CDOS Roe, Alfred John

    SURNAME Roe FORENAME Alfred John UNIT 14 Commando RANK Petty Officer Motor Mechanic NUMBER P/MX 98752 DATE OF DEATH 9th April 1945 AGE 39 GRAVESITE Portsmouth Naval Memorial,Hampshire Panel 93 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit HMS Fox,R.N. born 20.10.1907 father Harry...
  5. RN CDOS Godwin, John

    SURNAME Godwin FORENAME John UNIT 14 Commando RANK Lieutenant NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 2nd February 1945 AGE 25 GRAVESITE Portsmouth Naval Memorial,Hampshire Panel 93 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit HMS Quebec,R.N.V.R. born 13.12.1919 Buenos Aires,Argentina son of Charles...
  6. SOE Barclay, Madeleine

    SURNAME Barclay FORENAME Madeleine UNIT SOE (HMS Fidelity) RANK First Officer NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 1st January 1943 AGE 31 GRAVESITE Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire Panel 80 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION true name Bayard, Madeleine Victorine parent unit Women's...
  7. SOE Doudet, Rene W.

    SURNAME Doudet FORENAME Rene W. UNIT SOE (HMS Fidelity) RANK Lieutenant Commander NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 1st January 1943 AGE GRAVESITE Portsmouth Naval Memorial,Hampshire Panel 72 Column 3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION true name Cannebotin,Rene W. parent unit Royal Navy husband...
  8. SOE Fontenay, Paul R.

    SURNAME Fontenay FORENAME Paul R. UNIT SOE (HMS Fidelity) RANK Lieutenant Commander NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 1st January 1943 AGE 39 GRAVESITE Portsmouth Naval Memorial,Hampshire Panel 72 Column 3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION true name Gauffriand,Paul R. parent unit Royal Navy son...
  9. VIPER FORCE Dunkley, Harold Leslie

    SURNAME Dunkley FORENAME Harold Leslie UNIT R.M. Viper Force RANK Marine NUMBER EX/2329 DATE OF DEATH 24th April 1942 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Plymouth Naval Memorial,Devon Panel 103 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 29.08.1919, Thornby Heath, Cambridgeshire son of Arthur Richard and...
  10. X CRAFT AND CHARIOTS Trevethan, Bernard

    SURNAME Trevethan FORENAME Bernard UNIT R.N. Charioteer RANK Able Seaman NUMBER P/JX 149522 DATE OF DEATH 8th January 1943 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Portsmouth Naval Memorial,Hampshire Panel 75 Column 3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Edward and Fanny Trevethan,Stoughton,Surrey...
  11. X CRAFT AND CHARIOTS Thomas, Ivor Morgan

    SURNAME Thomas FORENAME Ivor Morgan UNIT R.N.V.R. HM Submarine X 4 RANK Sub Lieutenant NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 11th December 1942 AGE GRAVESITE Portsmouth Naval Memorial,Hampshire Panel 71 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Albert William and Sarah Dora (nee Harries)...
  12. X CRAFT AND CHARIOTS Stretton-Smith, Guy

    SURNAME Stretton-Smith FORENAME Guy UNIT R.N.V.R. Charioteer RANK Lieutenant NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 8th January 1943 AGE 26 GRAVESITE Portsmouth Naval Memorial,Hampshire Panel 80 Column 1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of George Frederick and Ada Blanche...
  13. X CRAFT AND CHARIOTS Sargent, Jack

    SURNAME Sargent FORENAME Jack UNIT R.N. Charioteer RANK Lieutenant NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 8th January 1943 AGE 28 GRAVESITE Portsmouth Naval Memorial,Hampshire Panel 80 Column 1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Harry Bertram and Margaret Sargent,St Albans,Hertfordshire lost...
  14. X CRAFT AND CHARIOTS Rickwood, Bertie George Sidney

    SURNAME Rickwood FORENAME Bertie George Sidney UNIT R.N. Charioteer RANK Leading Seaman NUMBER P/SSX 25205 DATE OF DEATH 8th January 1943 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Portsmouth Naval Memorial,Hampshire Panel 73 Column 3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of B.J. and Mrs...
  15. X CRAFT AND CHARIOTS Pretty, John

    SURNAME Pretty FORENAME John UNIT R.N. HM Submarine X 22 RANK Able Seaman NUMBER P/J 113298 DATE OF DEATH 7th February 1944 AGE GRAVESITE Portsmouth Naval Memorial,Hampshire Panel 83 Column 1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of William and Minnie Pretty lost when sank Pentland...
  16. X CRAFT AND CHARIOTS Nelson, Tom John

    SURNAME Nelson FORENAME Tom John UNIT R.N.V.R. HM Submarine X 5 RANK Sub Lieutenant NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 22nd September 1943 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Portsmouth Naval Memorial,Hampshire Panel 80 Column 1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Ralph and Frances...
  17. X CRAFT AND CHARIOTS Malcolm, Alastair David

    SURNAME Malcolm FORENAME Alastair David UNIT R.N.V.R. HM Submarine X 5 RANK Acting Sub Lieutenant NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 22nd September 1943 AGE GRAVESITE Portsmouth Naval Memorial,Hampshire Panel 80 Column 1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of A.S. and Mrs...
  18. X CRAFT AND CHARIOTS Mortiboys, Ralph James

    SURNAME Mortiboys FORENAME Ralph James UNIT R.N. HM Submarine X 5 RANK Engine Room Artificer Fourth Class NUMBER P/MX 79142 DATE OF DEATH 22nd September 1943 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Portsmouth Naval Memorial,Hampshire Panel 77 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of William and...
  19. X CRAFT AND CHARIOTS Mapplebeck, Paul

    SURNAME Mapplebeck FORENAME Paul UNIT R.N. Charioteer RANK Able Seaman NUMBER R/JX 180968 DATE OF DEATH 8th January 1943 AGE GRAVESITE Portsmouth Naval Memorial,Hampshire Panel 75 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION lost on HM Submarine P311 (presumed mined Mediterranean)
  20. X CRAFT AND CHARIOTS Ludbrook, Cyril

    SURNAME Ludbrook FORENAME Cyril UNIT R.N. HM Submarine X 22 RANK Engine Room Artificer Fourth Class NUMBER P/MX 116413 DATE OF DEATH 7th February 1944 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Portsmouth Naval Memorial,Hampshire Panel 85 Column 1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Walter Scott and...
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