The Chatham Naval War Memorial located at the top of Great Lines in Gillingham commemorates 8500 sailors from Chatham who died in the First World War. The monument was extended after the Second World War to add an additional 10,000 names of those who had died in service during the conflict.

The Chatham War Memorial monument which contains the names of those who died in service during the First World War is surrounded by a wall which displays the names of the 10,000 who died during the Second World War.

The names of all those commemorated are shown on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website which was where I found details of my great-grandfather's service records. Arthur Percy Light from Gillingham died when HMS Hogue was torpedoed in September 1914.



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