- What's New -
Date of Addition
Description and Location of Addition
1st April 2014
Added the 'Shipwrights Sculpture' to the page on the Cockleshell Heroes
4th March 2014
Added a page to the Charles Dickens Statue in Guildhall Square.
19th February 2014
Added the memorial plaque in Old Portsmouth to the visit of Ivan Goncharov in 1852.
13th February 2014
Updated the page on the Handleys Memorial at Debenhams Department Store, Southsea.
24th January 2014
Updated the page on the St. John the Baptist Church WW1 and WW2 Memorials held at St. Agatha's Church.
10th January 2014
As a precursor to the 100th anniversary of the Great War and the associated events which will be taking place over the next five years we have published a list of WW1 memorials in Portsmouth. These range from the Cenotaph in Guildhall Square, through dozens of WW1 memorials in churches and other locations, to those memorialising the loss of single lives. Memorials In Portsmouth is not planning any further commemorative pages but our sister site History In Portsmouth is preparing a number of mini-biographies of persons killed in the war and this will be launched closer to the anniversary of the start of the war.
10th January 2014
Added a page on the Scott Butler & Joseph Walker Memorial to the North Portsmouth section. The two WW1 memorials were rescued from the redundant Congregational Church, Victoria Road South, and moved to the WW1 Remembrance Centre, Fort Widley.
16th December 2013
Added a page on The Children's Cottage Homes Plaque to the North Portsmouth section. We've also had news that two WW1 plaques have been rescued from the United Reformed Church, Victoria Road South and are now held at the WW1 Remembrance Centre at Fort Widley.
31st July 2013
Updated the section on St. Andrews Church, Farlington.
4th July 2013
Added five new pages on Memorials and Monuments associated with the D-Day Museum. These are:-
The 141st Regiment, RAC,
The Sherman 'Grizzly' Tank,
The Churchill Crocodile Tank
3.7 inch Anti-Aircraft Gun.
8th April 2013
Added a page on the plaque to Captain David Richard Clarke, formerly at the Royal Marines Church of St. Andrews. following the receipt of information from his son-in-law which confirms previous intelligence that all the memorials there had been moved to Plymouth.
Also, news has reached us that the long lost WW1 and WW2 memorials formerly displayed at the Co-op in Fratton Road have been located. A dedicated page on them will be added here once they have found a permanent site.
22nd February 2013
Added a page on the newly unveiled plaque to Percy Westerman.
4th December 2012
Reviewed the section on St. Cuthbert's Church following it's conversion to a community/health/social centre as well as a church. None of the memorials recorded in 2003 are currently on display but the details have been preserved in the section.
27th November 2012
Updated the page on the Mortar in the Royal Marines Museum section and added a page on the boards listing the Royal Marines Commandants from 1755
23rd November 2012
Thanks to a visitor to this site we have been finally able to name the two persons listed only as 'UNIDENTIFIED' on the East Side Civilian's Memorial in Kingston Cemetery. Read the details of the research here.
9th November 2012
Created a new section for St. Matthews Church, Southsea which was destroyed in WW2 along with a WW1 memorial
8th November 2012
Revisited St. Simon's Church in Southsea. Took new photos and added pages for ten more memorials including 6 windows.
5th November 2012
Revised the page on the Cockleshell Heroes at the Royal Marines Museum in Eastney following the unveiling of a new memorial.
2nd November 2012
Added a section on the World War 1 Roll of Honour at the Royal Marines Museum in Eastney.
24th October 2012
Revised the page on the Curzon Howe Road Memorial plaque in commemoration of it's 100th anniversary.
23rd October 2012
Added a page on the Cockleshell Heroes (Worthing Road & Spencer Road) plaques.
17th September 2012
Added a page on the lost Port Creek Memorial.
4th September 2012
Completely revised the section on (The Former) St Andrews Church in Henderson Road, following the discovery of 35 photographs of the memorials there held by the Royal Marines Museum.
29th August 2012
Revised the page on the memorial to Captain John Mason in the Royal Garrison Church following research that revealed details of the endowment of the memorial.
26th August 2012
Portsmouth City Council recognise the importance of the Memorials In Portsmouth website in a part-sponsorship arrangement.
Added details to the memorial to Surgeon John Hume in the Royal Garrison Church.
30th July 2012
Made photos of all the panels on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial available for download free of charge. See the Searching Page for details.
27th July 2012
25th July 2012
Added the names of the dead to the HMS Centurion memorial in Victoria Park.
19th July 2012
Added the Rugby Road Tramway Plaque to the Southsea section.
13th June 2012
Reviewed the memorials and artefacts at Gunwharf Quays adding three additional pages.
7th April 2012
Carried out a major review of the section on the memorials in the Anglican Cathedral of St. Thomas. This has entailed the addition of 41 new pages, re-photographing 149 memorials, re-organising the index to list the memorials by location, provided a Cathedral Plan and access to larger versions of most of the photographs (by clicking on them).
25th March 2012
Added further material to the page on HMS Powerful, in the City Centre section, including an account of the banquet given to the men by Lloyds of London.
7th March 2012
Added pages on the memorial to the Royal Navy Boy Seamen and the Historic Windows, both at Portsmouth Cathedral. Both pages allow access to larger images of the memorials by clicking on the photographs. This is a feature which will gradually be rolled out across the whole site.
2nd Febuary 2012
Added page on the memorial to Lt. Vernon Bransbury in Kingston Cemetery.
26th January 2012
Revised the page on the memorial to the men of HMS Fiji in Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral following receipt of further information concerning the names of the dead.
4th January 2012
Revised the page on the Freemasons Memorial in Kingston Cemetery following research that suggested the obelisk should be treated as a War Memorial.
18th November 2011
Revised the page on the memorial to the men of HMS Fiji in Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral to include the names of all those lost at sea and a personal account by a member of the Royal Naval School of Music who served aboard the ship and survived the sinking.
13th November 2011
9th November 2011
Revised the Civilians Memorial (West Side) in Kingston cemetery following the replacement of the plaques stolen a few months earlier.
15th August 2011
Added the newly unveiled plaque at the site of the Besant Road Air Raid Shelter
11th August 2011
Added a memorial to Nelson Yeaxlee in Highland Road Cemetery
2nd August 2011
Added a Memorial to Men of HMS Captain currently on display in the "No Place Like Pompey" Exhibition at the City Museum.
15th July 2011
Re-assessed the pages on the World War 1 memorial in the Guildhall Square (the Cenotaph), following information that some of the entries were inaccurate. At the same time images of all ten panels have been made available via download.
5th July 2011
Updated the section on St. Mark's Church, North End, to include the WW1 Memorial Cross
1st June 2011
Added the memorial to Sergeant G. Rourke in Highland Road Cemetery.
31st March 2011
28th March 2011
Added a page on the Spirit of Portsea Sculpture at the John Pounds Community Centre, Portsea.
19th March 2011
Added a page on the memorial to HMS Hero at St. Mary's Church
2nd February 2011
Added a page on the memorial to Commander Matthew Flinders which was unveiled on the 19th November 2010
12th January 2011
Updated the page on the 101 High Street Memorial following the unveiling of a replacement plaque on 10th January 2011, the 70th anniversary of the blitz when the house received a direct hit.
12th December 2010
Added an page on the Thomas Ellis Owen Sculpture following it's unveiling on 11th December 2010.
6th December 2010
11th November 2010
Following a visit to Deepcut, the section on (The Former) St. Barbara's Church, Hilsea has been re-written to include details of all the memorials formerly held at Hilsea.
17th October 2010
Added a new page listing transcriptions of the text on the gravestones at the Royal Garrison Church.
11th October 2010
Added a new section under Churches for the former St. Barbara's Church at Hilsea Barracks.
8th October 2010
15th September 2010
5th September 2010
Added details of the grave and headstone for Rev. Thomas and Mrs. Elizabeth Timmins to the Cemeteries section.
22nd August 2010
Added biographies and photographs of the 69 men named on the WW1 Memorial from the Southern Grammar School
28th July 2010
Added the statue of St. John the Evangelist to the St. John's section.
18th July 2010
30th June 2010
Revised the section on St. Jude's Church, Southsea, following a modernisation of the church and the changes to the locations of some memorials. Four new memorials were also added.
28th June 2010
Added four more memorials to the section on St. John's Cathedral
24th June 2010
10th June 2010
Amended the page on the Memorial to the Twelve Chaplains who died in the Crimean War, in the Garrison Church, to include further biographical details.
22nd May 2010
13th May 2010
Added 8 more memorials to the section on the Cathedral (St. Thomas's Church)
6th May 2010
Added the new memorial plaque explaining the story of HMS Pique in the Dockyard section
29th April 2010
Added 12 more memorials to the section on the Cathedral (St. Thomas's Church)
21st April 2010
Added 8 more memorials to the section on the Cathedral (St. Thomas's Church)
16th March 2010
Added the WW1 Tank Mk. IV No. 2324 to the HMS Excellent section
9th March 2010
Re-wrote the HTML code for the entire site of 966 pages. It should all now be future proof. I've checked every page to ensure it is displaying correctly but I don't rule out the possibility that errors remain undetected. So, if you spot something that isn't working correctly, please let me know.
2nd February 2010
Added 8 more memorials to the section on St. Mary's Church, Portsea
21st January 2010
Added further information concerning the names of the Old Etonians lost in the Crimean War and who were jointly memorialised on a plaque in the Royal Garrison Church.
14th December 2009
Added a (You Tube) video of a dive on the wreck of HMS Victoria on the page dedicated to the memorial to the men who lost their lives in the disaster.
18th November 2009
27th October 2009
19th October 2009
Added further details to the page on the memorial to Charles and Edward Ryder in St. Ann's Church
19th June 2009
Added two more memorials to the 47 Royal Marine Commando memorial page which although sited in Northern France commemorate the same actions as on the Portsmouth memorial.
14th June 2009
10th May 2009
Added The HMS Foudroyant Gun
9th April 2009
Added plaques to Fred T. Jane, Peter Sellers and Frances Yates to the Southsea section; Portsmouth Football Club to the Old Portsmouth section, Charles Dickens to the City Centre section and John Dickens to the Dockyard section.
20th March 2009
Added the memorial to the people of Halabja to the Garden of Hope, Southsea
16th March 2009
Updated the page relating to the HMS Powerful Memorial to include links to first hand accounts of the Relief of Ladysmith and the part the Naval Brigade played in that operation. Also, the significance of the date 7th May finally resolved.
10th March 2009
Received information that the War Memorial that was formerly sited in the Co-op Headquarters in Fratton Road still exists but its exact location is unknown. Any further information should be sent to Tim Backhouse, who would be exceedingly grateful.
10th January 2009
Added the Jewish Cemetery in Fawcett Road to the War Graves section. Corrected one error and one omission in the Highland Road War Graves section. All thanks to David Milborrow of the The War Graves Photographic Project.