Cowes War Memorial
Newport War Memorial
This site is based on the Memorials in Portsmouth website established by the late Tim Backhouse of Community Internet Services in 2002.
His website is now defunct but rchive copies may be found on the Internet Archive.
The Isle of Wight website is based primarily on the research done by Geoff Allan on behalf of the following organisations :
The Isle of Wight Family History Society
Isle of Wight FHS website
The IWM War Memorials Archive (Imperial War Museum, London)
War Memorials Archive website
The War Memorials Trust, London (formerly Friends of War Memorials)
War Memorials Trust website
The authors also wish to acknowledge the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and the Debt of Honour Register from which much of the supporting information about individuals commemorated can be obtained.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register
Debt of Honour Register
The Isle of Wight, in common with all the other parts of the United Kingdom,
has a long and distinguished history of involvement with the Armed Forces and this is reflected
in the number of memorials on the Island. These pages are dedicated to the memory of both the service
personnel and the civilians whose lives are remembered on them.
The site is designed for anyone with an interest in the history of the Isle of Wight and its people.
We have categorised the memorials, such that they can be searched by name, location or ship.
Most sections contain links to maps (via www.streetmap.com) to enable the visitor to quickly locate memorials of interest.
The site has been based on the Imperial War Museum's project to establish a
UK IWM War Memorials Archive (UKNIWM) but is being further developed to include many
other memorials and monuments. We are grateful to the Imperial War Museum, and the
Commonwealth War Graves Commission for their help in the collection of information.
Geoff Allan of Ryde carried out much of the research for the site,
and his photographs illustrate the majority of the memorials.
Inclusion criteria :
War memorials of any type, including public and private memorials;
Grave markers where the deceased was in wartime service, including CWGC and private headstones;
Additional inscriptions on family grave stones for members of the armed forces;
Other monuments and memorials in public view
The date range of the events commemorated ranges from the 16th Century to the present day, but the majority of memorials relate to the 2 World Wars of the 20th Century.
Calbourne War Memorial
Totland War Memorial
Ventnor War Memorial
Shanklin War Memorial