We have been collecting a list of names of service personnel from Portsmouth who gave their lives during the Second World War.

The names we have already received are included in the historical World War II Book of Remembrance, which is on display at the Cathedral Church of St Thomas of Canterbury in Old Portsmouth. 

Touch screen computer database

Current information is reflected on the touch screen database - which is a computerised record of names also located in the Cathedral Church of St Thomas of Canterbury.

Additions or changes

If you have a friend or relative whose name you believe should be added, or the details we have for your friend or relative are incorrect, please print and complete the 'Changes and Amendment' form below and post it to:

City Development & Cultural Services Admin Team,  Civic Offices  Core 1, Floor 1, Portsmouth,  PO1 2AD.

Alternatively, if you are unable to print the form, please call 023 9283 4085 and we'll send you a copy by post. 

WWII memorial in Guildhall Square

The memorial in Guildhall Square commemorates service personnel and civilians from Portsmouth who died during the Second World War.  It was unveiled in 2005 by Princess Alexandra after two decades of fund-raising by campaigners, led by Jean Louth, whose father was killed at Dunkirk. 

The unveiling marked the start of a new campaign to raise funds to install stone panels around the memorial and inscribe 3000 names - a single name costs £30 to engrave.

Here's how you can make a donation towards the completion of the memorial:

  • Post a cheque or postal order to  WWII Memorial Fund, Civic Offices, Portsmouth PO1 2AL
  • Donate online at www.portsmouth.gov.uk/pay by clicking ‘miscellaneous’ and selecting the WWII memorial fund
  • Make a donation with the cashiers in the Civic Offices
  • We can contact you to arrange collection of your donation if you write to us at WWII Memorial Fund,  Civic Offices,  Portsmouth,  PO1 2AL


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