Grenfell Family History



Niton, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England


From the leaflet "St Catherine's Lighthouse" published by Trinity House in 2001:

"A tragic incident took place at the station during the Second World War. On the 1st June 1943, a bombing raid destroyed the engine house killing the three keepers on duty who had taken shelter in the building. RT Grenfell, C Tompkins and WE Jones were buried in the local cemetery at Niton village and a plaque in remembrance of them is displayed on the ground floor of the main building".


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St Catherine's lighthouse

St Catherine's Lighthouse.

Memorial to RT Grenfell, C Tompkins & WE Jones

Memorial to RT Grenfell, C Tompkins & WE Jones.



Richard Grenfell, Charles Tompkin & William Jones - Inscription

Richard Grenfell, Charles Tompkin & William Jones d. 1943

 

Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Richard Thomas Grenfell


Reproduced by permission of Memorials & Monuments on the Isle of Wight website