Evelyn Walter Cooley
Location: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street, Portsmouth PO1 5RT
This cross marked the grave of Cpl Evelyn Walter Cooley 23035 1st Battalion The Hampshire Regiment, who died on 23 August 1916 and is buried at Cambrin Churchyard Extension. he was a prison officer in the Isle of Wight before joining the army. The cross is now in that church because his surviving sister had moved to the area.
He is also remembered at these locations.
Carisbrooke Castle County War Memorial Panel 03
Gurnard All Saints Church War Memorial WW I
Gurnard Methodist Church War Memorial WW I
Marks Corner Methodist Church War Memorial WW I
Northwood St John’s Church Parish War Memorial WW I
Parkhurst Camp Hill Prison Officers Roll of Honour
Parkhurst Camp Hill Prison Officers War Memorial
Parkhurst Camp Hill Prison Service Roll of Honour WW I casualties
He is also commemorated at St Cuthbert’s Church in Portsmouth.
Courtesy of Keith Roberts See the Portsmouth project at https://www.facebook.com/20StreetsinPortsmouth