This memorial is situated on the Clarence Esplanade/Southsea Common, and together with memorials at Plymouth and Chatham commemorates sailors who died at sea and had no known grave. They were built after were WW1 but after WW2 were expanded to commemorate the dead from that war.
On this memorial plaque one is inscribed "In honour of the Navy and to the abiding memory of those ranks and ratings of this port who laid down their lives in defence of the empire and have no other grave but the sea". Plaque two commemorates Heligoland 28th August 1914, Coronel 1st November 1914, Falkland Islands 8th December 1914, Dogger Bank 24th January 1915 and Jutland 31st May 1916. Plaque three commemorates single ship actions and Plaque four commemorates actions with enemy land forces, Belgian coast, Dardanelles, Tsingtao, Suez-Canal, Zeebrugge and Ostend. Plaque five commemorates officers, ranks and ratings who died at sea during the wars 1914-1918 and 1939-1945.
Sign up to comment.
Sign in if you already did it.
Photo taken in Southsea, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
Misplaced? Suggest new location