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Memorial details

Memorial type
Shrine
District
Portsmouth
Town
Wymering
County
Hampshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: Unknown
    Attended by:
  • Faculty Granted
    Date: 18 August 1939
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
21453
Current location

In south west corner of churchyard. From c Aug. 1939 it was placed to the west of the porch
but later taken inside the church to protect it during air raids and erected on north wall of the church. It was placed in its present position c Nov. 1962
St Peter and St Paul Church
Old Wymering Rd
Wymering
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO6
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 651 056
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • Junction with Cosham High St. In the grounds of the Institute.
    Wymering Church Institute
    Havant Rd
    Wymering
    Portsmouth
    Hampshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SU 650 060
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
MEMORIAL CONSTRUCTED IN VARNISHED OAK WITH CEDAR SHINGLE ROOF AND STAINED SOFTWOOD HORIZONTAL LAPPED BOARDING TO BACK. STRUCTURE SUPPORTED ON EIGHT OAK POSTS SET IN CONCRETE. GOLD PAINTED LETTERS TO INSCRIPTION AND NAMES (LATTER IN FIVE COLUMNS). METAL CROSS FIXED IN CENTRE PANEL WITH MAIN INSCRIPTION AND NAMES AROUND IT.
Inscription
FOR GOD & COUNTRY/ SURSUM CORDA/ COSHAM MEN WHO MADE THE/ GREAT SACRIFICE 1914 - 18 AND 1939 - 45 WARS/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bartlett, A
Bastable, H A
Benfold, M
Blackman, E
Bridger, F H
Carter, A
Carter, W
Collyer, A G P
Edwards, H J
Ellershall, W
See details for all 33 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 59
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 59
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 59
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 59
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 560MM, height 2900MM, width 2000MM
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Crucifix
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
History
WW2 names added at unknown date. C2000-02: further renovation, including the addition of three names March 2000: varnish and lettering reported to be in a poor state, with a danger of the names being lost. March 1994: survey reported that the old varnish was in very poor condition, that the gold painted lettering was tarnished in areas, a small number of cedar shingles were missing on the front hips and that a 'nail was missing from the foot of the sculptured crucifix. Refurbished that year. Nov. 1989: crucifix was torn down by vandals: it has been moved to the inner vestry for safe keeping. 1962: refurbished
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Portsmouth City Council since 1939, as it was unclear if the PCC had any responsibility prior to the memorial's resiting.
Reference
  • Council or Committee Minutes 22 November 1962 Parochial Church Council. Portsmouth memorials website quotes from them regarding repositioning of memorial.
  • Unidentified Newspaper/Magazine 'The News' 13 Nov. 2009 20 Years ago feature reported vandalism to figure of Christ.
  • Memorials and Monuments in Portsmouth www.memorials.inportsmouth.co.uk/churches/st peter st paul/parishioners.htm

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