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Poingdestre, P

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Philip Poingdestre

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 10 June 1916

Roll of Honour. The death is presumed of Stoker Philip Poingdestre of HMS Queen Mary. The deceased, who was 22, was the son of Mr Philip Poingdestre of this Island. He joined the Royal Navy about 2 years ago and previous to that was working in Guernsey, where he was well known and highly respected.
A total of 26 Jerseymen are believed to have lost their lives in the Naval Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916 and on HMS Hampshire which sank on 6 June 1916 after striking a mine off the Orkneys.

Commemorated on:
St Brelade's Parish Memorial, Jersey
Island (Bailiwick) Memorial, St Peter Port, Guernsey


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Philip Poingdestre

Stoker 1st Class Philip Poingdestre
Royal Navy H.M.S. "Queen Mary"

Son of Mary Pomroy (formerly Poingdestre), of Clysdale, St. Jacques, Guernsey, and the late Philip Poingdestre. Born in Jersey.

Employed as a greenhouseman by E H Ogier of the Duvvaux, St Sampson's, Guernsey.

Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland, aged 21 years

H.M.S. Queen Mary

Courtesy of The Guernsey Press & Priaulx Library