West Cowes War Memorial

This Memorial to the Residents of Cowes, Isle of Wight, is interesting because was damaged during an air raid on the night of 4 and 5 May 1942. This period is popularly known as “the Cowes Blitz“. A Polish destroyer, ORP Blyskawica was berthed at JS Whites’ shipyard on the Medina River and she helped defend the town against the incoming bombers. although she may have been the primary target. The memorial may be found in Northwood Park, West Cowes.

Information plaque

Information plaque

The Memorial

The Memorial

Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

The Memorial

The Memorial

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