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Location Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Type memorial

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

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



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PIKE, Victor Hugo

Service number 2654
5th Pioneer Battalion
Born 4 Oct 1891

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HANSMAN, Edgar Emanuel

Service number 883
Second Class Air Mechanic
Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
Born 1892

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RIVETT, Thomas William

Service number 2139
43rd Infantry Battalion
Born 9 Oct 1886

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PARSONS, Albert Edward Alexander

Service number 19761
Sea Transport Staff
Born 8 Aug 1898

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WARE, Boxer Allen

Service number 11118
3rd Motor Transport Company
Born May 1896

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BURTON, Victor Raymond

Service number 6479
3rd Infantry Battalion
Born Jan 1897

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BLAKE, Edith

Service number STAFF...
Staff Nurse
Queen Alexandria's Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS)
British Forces (All Conflicts)
Born 1886

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RANDELL, Alfred Ernest

Service number 2494
47th Infantry Battalion
Born 1891

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