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Location The Hoe, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom
Type memorial
Description

After World War I, the Royal Navy wanted to find a way to commemorate sailors who had died at sea and had no known grave.

An Admiralty committee recommended building memorials at the three main naval ports in Great Britain; Plymouth, Chatham, and Portsmouth. The memorials at all three sites were designed by Sir Robert Lorimer with sculpture by Henry Poole.

Following World War II, the naval memorials were expanded to commemorate the dead from that war. Sir Edward Maufe performed the architectural design for the expansion at Plymouth, and the sculpture was by Charles Wheeler and William McMillan.

The Plymouth Naval Memorial is situated centrally on The Hoe, which looks directly towards Plymouth Sound.

The Plymouth Naval Memorial also bears the names of sailors from Australia, South Africa, and India. The Plymouth Naval Memorial commemorates 7,251 sailors of the World War I and 15,933 of the World War II.

The memorial features a central obelisk, with names of the dead arranged according to the year of death. Those for the First World War are on panels affixed to the obelisk's base; those for the Second World War are on panels set into the surrounding wall. Within each year, the names are grouped by service, then by rank and surname

Maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

At the front of the Plymouth Naval Memorial are TWO other memorials:
"The Armada Memorial":
The Armada Memorial is a monument on Plymouth Hoe, Plymouth, Devon, England. Built in 1888, the monument celebrates the tercentenary of the defeat of the Spanish Armada, which was sighted by English captains stationed in the city. It is a granite structure, decorated with bronze crests and a statue of Britannia.
"Plymouth Royal Air Force Memorial"

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan, courtesy of Wikipedia and various websites. 12/7/2016. Lest we forget.

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 29 July 1924
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BACON, Jack Cawston

Lieutenant Commander
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 12 Mar 1905

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PEAK, John McGhie

Service number 23368
Stoker
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 14 Jun 1922

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SMITH, Douglas William Charles

Service number 21204
Engine Room Artificer IV
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 8 Mar 1917

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CORBOULD, Gordon Clarence

Service number 7297
Leading Seaman
HMAS AE1 (Submarine)
Royal Australian Navy
Born 10 Apr 1887

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LEWIS, Leslie Raymond

Service number 19988
Leading Seaman
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 21 Nov 1917

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IRVING, John Francis

Service number 17214
Able Seaman
HMAS Lismore
Royal Australian Navy
Born 24 Dec 1907

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TABOR, Frederick Arthur

Service number 20235
Petty Officer
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 15 Oct 1915

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MCKECHNIE, Glen Morton

Service number 24396
Able Seaman
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 15 Sep 1922

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