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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Geoffrey Woodmore -

Unknown person Name : Geoffrey Woodmore

Son of : Mrs Hilda May Woodmore (née Kirby) of 2 Catherine Terrace, Newport.

Born : 30 January 1919, Newport. (Registered as Geoffrey Kirby). Assumed that his father was Walter Charles Woodmore who married Hilda May Kirby in 1920.

  Electoral roll information :

1922 : Walter Charles Woodmore (and presumably the family) is at Vine Cottage Trafalgar Road, Newport.

Education :

14 April 1931 to 12 April 1933 : Geoffrey Woodmore attended Parkhurst / Hunnyhill School

  Service Details :

Able Seaman P/JX 145353 Geoffrey Woodmore, H.M.S. Southsea, Royal Navy.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 16 February 1941 aged 22.

Commemorated at : Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Newport Borough War Memorial
  Further Information and Links :

Geoffrey Woodmore was aboard H.M.S. Southsea, a former Southern Railways Isle of Wight paddlesteamer on service as a minesweeper which hit a mine, killing seven of her crew. The ship was beached and abandoned between Herd Point and South Shields Pier in North East England. Her remains can still be seen at low tide.

Wreck description
  Acknowledgments :

Valerie Diebelius, who is recording the Registers of Parkhurst and Hunnyhill Schools
  Page status :
Page last updated : July 2012


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