Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton Back to Search

Normal cemeteryimage  1

Details

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

Read more...
Built Not yet discovered
Opened 10 December 1930 by Sir William Robertson
Inscription

Condition

Good

View Tributes of Honour Description

Names

Showing 8 people of interest from memorial

Thumb laracy  francis patrick
LARACY, Francis Patrick

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

Thumb 10303547233 90e2280eb3 o
FARRELL, Thomas

Service number 1662
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 23 Jun 1894

Thumb 296723406 728412654897693 2667355517442340697 n
RICHARDSON, Harrie Oliver

Service number 7999
Driver
5th Divisional Train
AIF WW1
Born 1890

Thumb 1b
BANKS, Kenneth

Service number 58218
Private
Born 17 Dec 1890

Thumb 326128027 709855853872550 2152913663173706511 n
WALKER, Percy James

Service number 2701
Private
34th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 25 Jun 1892

Thumb capture
WILKINS, Ernest

Service number 4239
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

Thumb aaaa trallagan  fred geo
TRALAGGAN, Frederick George

Service number 395
Private
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Sep 1895

Thumb normal harwood  william malcolm 369
HARWOOD, William Malcolm

Service number 369
Private
42nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 12 Sep 1883

Thumb cemeteryimage  1
Showing 1 of 1 image.
Click images to start slideshow.