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Parish Church of Hound War Memorial. Netley, Southampton

The church was pointed out to me while I was on a tour of Netley Abbey, I made a quick detour to see whether there was a graveyard or not, and discovered a very nice War Memorial instead. The wooden gate in Victoria Road that I went through is part of the World War 1 memorial, but if you do not know about it, or go through the other entrance in Grange Road you will miss seeing it.

The War Memorial is really a generic memorial in that it does not list any names but only has the crests of the branches of the services and is inscribed “In Memory Of Those of this Parish Who Gave Their lives For Their Country”. The Google Earth Co-ordinates for the church are  50.877506°, -1.355911°

I was puzzled by the lack of a graveyard associated with the church but later found out that the graveyard for the church is up in Hamble at the Hamble Parish Cemetery, where there is another War Memorial with names on it.

The Church, St Mary’s Hamble, was built around 1230 by Cistercian Monks of St Andrew’s Priory at Hamble le Rice.

The Google Earth Co-ordinates for the Hamble Parish Cemetery are   50.876323°,   -1.332717°

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Updated: 06/01/2018 — 15:01

Bassett War Memorial: Southampton

Another “spotted by accident” memorial, this one I saw as we went past it, and I was hunkering to get pics of it although it was too far away to walk to. It stands on the pavement in Bassett Avenue, and is easily missed. It is a World War 1 Memorial, and I could not quite see what the significance was, although I do expect it will tie into Southampton Docks. I do believe that there were transit camps in this area and soldiers heading for the docks would often be based here before they left.

There are names on either side of the memorial, and these are available on request. The Google Earth Co-ordinates are  50.941054°,  -1.406979°

I have created a community for the Bassett War Memorial at Lives of the First World War

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Updated: 29/12/2019 — 15:29
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