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Location The Hoe, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom
Type Obelisk
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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MOSELEY, Douglas Sydney

Service number 21310
Engine Room Artificer III
HMAS Parramatta (II)
Royal Australian Navy
Born 7 Sep 1913

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HONOR, Charles Leslie

Service number PA/V24
Telegrapher
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 4 Jul 1906

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WALSH, Gordon Stuart

Service number 24366
Supply Assistant
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 4 Feb 1923

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KRIEG, Archibald Douglas

Service number 24609
Steward
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 29 Nov 1922

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MESSENGER, John

Service number 7291
Engine Room Artificer III
HMAS AE1 (Submarine)
Royal Australian Navy
Born 31 Jul 1887

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THOMAS, James Benjamin

Service number 8111
Able Seaman
HMAS AE1 (Submarine)
Royal Australian Navy
Born 16 May 1883

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CAUDLE, Douglas William

Service number PA1873
Leading Seaman
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 18 Apr 1921

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STANDISH, George Frederick

Service number 21807
Leading Seaman
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 3 Mar 1921

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