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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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HERITAGE, Roy George

Service number PA1765
Able Seaman
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 17 Mar 1919

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FREER, Walter Edward Albert

Service number 13781
Able Seaman
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 25 May 1903

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BRAY, John James

Service number 1604
Stoker
HMAS AE1 (Submarine)
Royal Australian Navy
Born 1892

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WILSON, Percy Lawrence

Service number 7182
Stoker
HMAS AE1 (Submarine)
Royal Australian Navy
Born 9 Aug 1889

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BURRELL, Carl Heinrich

Service number 13748
Petty Officer Stoker
HMAS Parramatta (II)
Royal Australian Navy
Born 27 Apr 1901

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BURROWES, Douglas James

Service number PA1679
Able Seaman
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 28 May 1920

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STRIPE, Alexander Edward

Service number 20056
Able Seaman
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 7 Sep 1915

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VOGT, Ronald Matthew

Service number 24054
Able Seaman
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 25 Sep 1919

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