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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Portsmouth
Town
Portsea
County
Hampshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Non-Combat Deaths
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
49793
Current location

South Wall
St Ann's Church
Sunny Walk
Portsea
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO1 3PX
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 63004 00497
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
RECTANGULAR METAL PLAQUE MOUNTED ONTO A BACKBOARD. FOLIATE BORDER ON THE PLAQUE, and SHIPS BADGE DEPICTED ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PLAQUE
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF LIEUT-COMMANDER/ CHARLES HAROLD EVELYN HEAD RN/ BORN 1ST AUGUST 1882 DIED 22ND MAY 1915/ THE WHITEHEAD OFFICER OF HMS VERNON/ KILLED IN A RAILWAY ACCIDENT AT GRETNA GREEN WHILE ON NAVAL SERVICE/ HIS LIFE WAS ONE OF UNSWERVING DEVOTION TO DUTY/ THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY HIS FELLOW OFFICERS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Head, Charles Harold Evelyn
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service, date of birth, date of death, additional, manner of death, place of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service, date of birth, date of death, additional, manner of death, place of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Reference

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