Category Archives: Hampshire Memorials

Henry James Raby. VC. CB

Henry James Raby (26/09/1827 –  13/02/1907) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean War in 1855. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 February 1857, Issue: 21971, Page: 653,  reads: “Henry James Raby, Commander John Taylor, … Continue reading

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William Temple VC

William Temple (07/11/1833 – 13/02/1919) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the New Zealand Wars in 1863 at Rangiriri The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 23 September 1864, Issue: 22896, Page: 4552 reads: “Royal Artillery.  Assistant-Surgeon William Temple and Lieutenant … Continue reading

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Sidney James Day VC

Sidney James Day (03/07/1891 – 17/07/1959) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the First World War, east of Hargicourt, France. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 16 October 1917, Supplement: 30338, Page: 10678, reads: “No. 15092 Cpl. Sidney James … Continue reading

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John Robarts VC

John Robarts (1818 – 17/10/1888) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean War while serving as a  gunner in the Royal Navy. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 February 1857, Issue: 21971, Page: 650, reads: … Continue reading

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Hollybrook Memorial: Southampton

The Hollybrook Memorial in Hollybrook Cemetery in Southampton, commemorates by name almost 1,900 servicemen and women of the Commonwealth land and air forces* whose graves are not known, many of whom were lost in transports or other vessels torpedoed or … Continue reading

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East Cowes Civilian Bombing Casualty Memorial

I found this memorial in Kingston cemetery, in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight. It commemorates the civilians who were buried in the cemetery who were killed in the bombing of Cowes. When I was visiting Cowes, I went … Continue reading

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Air Transport Auxiliary Monument

This gem we spotted one day while in the area of Hamble-Le-Rice, and I was amazed that it was still in place. I was entranced by that Spitfire that I forgot to photograph the whole memorial. Fortunately I did manage … Continue reading

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Resurgam. Gosport

Gosport is the home of the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, and it is really a wonderful way to get a glimpse at the men and machines that are associated with submarines. The submarine service by its very nature, was a … Continue reading

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Minstead Village Green War Memorial

I passed through the village of Minstead in 2013 with my landlord, and I grabbed a few photographs along the way. One of the places we paused at was the Village Green where there is a Memorial Cross in commemoration … Continue reading

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Southampton Civilian Casualty Memorials

This memorial to Civilians killed during the bombing of the city of Southampton may be found in Hollybrook Cemetery. It is not a very imposing monument either, and if you did not know you would assume it is just a … Continue reading

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