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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Shanklin -
- Shanklin Upper Chine : Royal Marines memorials -

Location

Upper Chine, Shanklin, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40876  
Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40877  
 
Historic England Listing Status

The structure is not Listed.
 
Description

Shanklin Chine was used as a training area for 40 Royal Marine Commando in World War II.
This series of plaques commemorates the Royal Marines who served and died.
Upper Chine School was closed in 1999, and the site is now residential.

The plaque which was placed in the school grounds was stolen in 1999. Any information about its whereabouts would be gratefully received so that it may be reinstated in the Chine.

Memorial

Shanklin Upper Chine : 40 RM Commando
 

 
Shanklin Upper Chine : 40 RM Commando
 
Shanklin Upper Chine : 40 RM Commando
 
Inscription


IN PROUD AND EVERLASTING
MEMORY OF
THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF
40 ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES
IN NORMANDY, HOLLAND AND GERMANY

THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE UNIT
WAAS IN UPPER CHINE SCHOOL, SHANKLIN
BEFORE THE NORMANDY LANDINGS




ROYAL MARINES
REMEMBERING WITH PRIDE THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF
40 ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES AT DIEPPE, 19TH AUGUST 1942
AND IN SUBSEQUENT OPERATIONS IN SICILY, ITALY, GREECE
YUGOSLAVIA AND ALBANIA BETWEEN JULY 1943 AND MAY 1945

THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE COMMANDO WAS IN UPPER
CHINE SCHOOL, SHANKLIN, BETWEEN MAY 1942 AND MARCH 1943

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN, AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM


Further Information

When Upper Chine School was open, a framed history of the Unit was displayed in the entrance hall. The history named a number of officers who were killed or taken prisoner :

1942
Commanding Officer    Lt-Col
Picton Phillips, RM    
k.i.a.
19th August 1942, Dieppe
CWGC record ...
AdjutantCaptain
Comyn, RM
k.i.a.
19th August 1942, Dieppe
CWGC record ...
2 i/cMajor
R D Houghton, RM
taken prisoner  
1944
Commanding OfficerLt-Col
J C 'Pop' Manners
k.i.a.
3rd June 1944, Brac, Yugoslavia  
CWGC record ...


See also Shanklin Chine RM plaques


Shanklin Upper Chine : 40 RM Commando
 
Upper Chine School in 1995


 
 

 
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