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Portsmouth Naval Memorial

  • Text
  • Portsmouth
  • Navy
  • Naval
  • Ships
  • Bronze
  • Commemorated
  • Panels
  • Wanklyn
  • Upholder
  • Panel
  • Leaflet

Portsmouth Naval

PERSONAL STORIES Lieutenant Commander Malcolm Wanklyn VC Lieutenant-Commander Malcolm Wanklyn VC commanded the Royal Navy submarine Upholder during the Second World War. Operating from Malta in the Mediterranean, he was one of the most outstanding submariners of the war. For his valour and relentless determination he received the Victoria Cross. Malcolm and the entire crew of Upholder disappeared while on patrol in April 1942. He was 30 years old. He is commemorated on Panel 61, Column 3. Royal Marine Frank Sturmey We honour and care for the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten. Funded by six Member Governments, our work began with building, and now maintaining, cemeteries at 23,000 locations all over the world. Today, over a century after we first began, our work continues through our staff, supporters and volunteers who preserve our unique cultural, horticultural and architectural heritage and ensure that the stories of those who died are told. Find out more about our charitable foundation at PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL key features to look out for 1 2 3 4 5 The copper globe symbolises the earth. It is a leading mark for ships, helping them navigate into Portsmouth Harbour. Four bronze statues depict the ‘four winds’ above ships’ prows. Naval crown showing the sails and prows of wooden ships. Below is an anchor surrounded by a wreath: one half is laurel for victory, the other oak, reflecting the construction of ships in the age of sail. Bronze reliefs above the names depict the key actions and battles fought by the Royal Navy during the First World War. Four lions symbolise the British Empire. The Royal Navy played a key role in British imperial and military power in the early twentieth century. 2 1 Soon after the Second World War began Frank Sturmey became a Royal Marine. He fought at Normandy, landing on Juno Beach on D-Day. As they neared the beach Frank and his comrades came under heavy German fire. He was injured during landing and taken to a hospital ship where he later died. He was buried at sea. Frank was 21 years old. He is commemorated on Panel 87 of the memorial. The CWGC Experience is a unique visitor attraction. Take a look behind the scenes at the work of the CWGC. The CWGC Experience, 5-7 rue Angèle Richard, 62217 Beaurains, France. Tel: +33(0)321 21 52 75 Email: DISCOVER LEARN REMEMBER 6 7 8 The names of the First World War dead are inscribed on bronze panels attached to the obelisk’s base. The names of Second World War dead are inscribed on bronze panels attached to the surrounding walls. Four Portland stone statues of sailors guard the memorial. 7 5 6 8 3 4

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