Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton Back to Search

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Location Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Type memorial
Description

The Hollybrook Memorial commemorates by name almost 1,900 servicemen and women of the Commonwealth land and air forces* whose graves are not known, many of whom were lost in transports or other vessels torpedoed or mined in home waters (*Officers and men of the Commonwealth's navies who have no grave but the sea are commemorated on memorials elsewhere). The memorial also bears the names of those who were lost or buried at sea, or who died at home but whose bodies could not be recovered for burial. Almost one third of the names on the memorial are those of officers and men of the South African Native Labour Corps, who died when the troop transport Mendi sank in the Channel following a collision on 21 February 1917. Other vessels sunk with significant loss of life were: HS Anglia, a hospital ship sunk by mine off Dover on 17 November 1915. SS Citta Di Palermo, an Italian transport carrying Commonwealth troops, sunk by mine off Brindisi on 8 January 1916. In rescuing survivors, two Royal Naval Otranto drifters were themselves mined and blown up. HMTs Donegal and Warilda, ambulance transports torpedoed and sunk between Le Havre and Southampton on 17 April 1917 and 3 August 1918. HS Glenart Castle, a hospital ship torpedoed and sunk off Lundy on 26 February 1918. SS Galway Castle, torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic on 12 September 1918. RMS Leinster, the Irish mail boat, torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea on 10 October 1918. Among those commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial is Field Marshall Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, who died when the battle cruiser HMS Hampshire was mined and sunk off Scapa Flow on 5 June 1916. (There were 14 members of the Indian Forces commemorated here who are now known to have been cremated at Patcham Down, Sussex, and are now commemorated on a dedicated memorial there). The memorial was designed by T. Newham and unveiled by Sir William Robertson on 10 December 1930.

Source CWGC

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 10 December 1930 by Sir William Robertson
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BANKS, Kenneth

Service number 58218
Private
Born 17 Dec 1890

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WILKINS, Ernest

Service number 4239
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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ABBOTT, Norman

Service number 3263
Private
33rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 13 Dec 1887

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RUST, Albert Clarence

Service number 62343
Private
Born 24 Jul 1892

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LAWFORD, George William

Service number 5395
Private
28th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 30 Jul 1891

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RANSOME, John Henry

Service number 60324
Private
16th to 27th Reinforcements (NSW)
AIF WW1
Born 13 Oct 1889

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FOOKS, Archibald James

Service number 9517
Lance Corporal
1st Australian General Hospital
AIF WW1
Born 1894

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LARACY, Francis Patrick

Service number 121
Lieutenant
1st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 5 Mar 1891

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