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United Kingdom British Memorials to the Missing in Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

Roll of Honour

Location: On Clarence Esplanade off the A228. Situated on the Southsea Common along the promenade, some 600 yards (550 meters) north-west of the Portsmouth D-Day Museum.


Names with no known grave

Portsmouth Naval Memorial commemorates 24,675 men from the Royal Navy who lost their lives in two world wars, and who have no known grave. 14,958 name are men killed in the Second World War. The names of those who were killed during operations off the coastline of Normandy, between 1939 and 1945, are added to the Fallen Heroes of Normandy database and archive as and when that information becomes available.


Memorial and Casualty Information

Portsmouth Naval Memorial was built after the First World War to commemorate those of the Royal Navy who had no known grave. It was one of 3 memorials erected, two identical memorials were erected at Chatam and Plymouth. These were designed by Sir Robert Lorimer and sculptured by Henry Poole. Portsmouth Naval Memorial was enveiled by His Royal Higness The Duke of York (later to become His Majesty King George VI) on 15th October 1924.


The memorial was extended after the Second World War to commemorate naval personnel who had known grave from that conflict. This extension was designed by Sir Efward Maufe and sculptured by Charles Wheeler, William Mc Millan and Esmond Burton. The extension was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother on 29th April 1953.








Photograph Acknowledgements and Credits: Carl Shilleto
Fallen Heroes of Normandy archive, database, website and graphics created by Carl Shilleto and James Knowles.
Additional graphics by Andrew Grant.


If you can provide any additional information about anyone who died off the Normandy coastline,
and who is named on Portsmouth Naval Memorial,
or provide any photographs of them or related documents,
please email details and images (as high a resolution as possible please [i.e. 300dpi]) to:


All contributors will be duly acknowledged.



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