Cheltonians Commemorated on Memorials To The Missing in Gibraltar

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Cheltonians Commemorated

On Memorials To The Missing in Gibraltar

1 Cheltonian is commemorated on The Gibraltar Memorial

The Memorial commemorates, by name, 91 airmen and soldiers who died during the 1939-45 War who were buried at sea. To these names have been added those of seven soldiers of the 1914-1918 War, (which includes Pte Ruck) lost when the S.S. “Woodfield” was captured and sunk by a submarine on 3rd November 1915, forty miles east-south-east of Ceuta (they were originally commemorated on a small memorial in North Front Cemetery). The Gibraltar Memorial stands together with the Cross of Sacrifice. From behind the Cross, which is of Cornish granite, steps lead up to the memorial. It consists of screen walls of local limestone carrying panels of Cornish granite (matching the Cross), upon which the names are carved



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By Konstantin – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Pte Reginald Francis RUCK


1.   Cemeteries in Malta can be viewed here.




Page last updated:   22nd August 2011

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