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Plymouth in Devon County, England, United Kingdom
 

The Plymouth Naval Memorial

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, August 4, 2018
1. The Plymouth Naval Memorial
Inscription.
The Plymouth Naval Memorial
This memorial commemorates officers, ranks and ratings of this Port who died a sea during the wars of 1914 to 1918 and 1939 to 1945. Actions in which they fought are recorded in the registers and on the memorial itself.

Similar memorials at Plymouth and Chatham commemorate men and women of those manning ports, while merchant seamen who died from enemy action and have no grave but the sea are commemorated in Liverpool and at Tower Hill in London. The names of those who died during the Second World War whilst serving in the Royal Naval Patrol Service or the Fleet Air Arm and whose graves are unknown are respectively on memorials at Lowestoft and at Lee-on-the-Solent.

Other memorials, at Halifax and Victoria in Canada, at Auckland in New Zealand at Bombay in India, at Chittagong in Bangladesh and at Hong Kong, commemorate sailors who came from those parts of the Commonwealth, while the Newfoundland memorial at Beaumont Hamel in France bears the names of Newfoundland sailors lost at sea during the First World War.

The names of over 24,500 men and women are recorded on this memorial; some 9,500 died during the First World War and 15,000 during the Second World War. All were buried or lost at sea or were otherwise denied, by the fortunes of war, a known
The Plymouth Naval Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 4, 2018
2. The Plymouth Naval Memorial
and honoured grave.
This Memorial was Built and is Maintained By
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
1914-1918 Memorial
Architect — Sir Robert Lorimer, Sculptor — Henry Pools
1939-1945 Extension
Architect — Sir Edward Maufe, Sculptor — Sir Charles Wheeler

 
Location. 50° 21.948′ N, 4° 8.541′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, England, in Devon County. Marker is at the intersection of Osborne Place and Citadel Road, on the left when traveling south on Osborne Place. Touch for map. Located on the Hoe Promenade. Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth, England PL1 2HJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Plymouth Naval Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Plymouth Naval Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Drake Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); National Armada Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Plymouth RAF Monument (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Tribute of Plymouth (about 120 meters away); Frank Bickerton (about 120 meters away); Invicta Hotel (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
 
Also see . . .
The Plymouth Naval Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 4, 2018
3. The Plymouth Naval Memorial
 Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Plymouth Naval Memorial. (Submitted on September 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, World IWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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