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Maritime Archaeology Trust

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The D-Day Wall - Southampton's Second World War heritage

A Maritime Archaeology Trust Project
supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

The Heritage Lottery Fund

The project commemorates the 75th anniversary of D-Day through recording the wall and inscriptions using a range of photographic techniques, researching the names to try to identify individuals and find out more about their stories and make all this available through this viewer.

Data within the viewer is based on researched carried out so far, this will be added to as the project progresses through 2019 and into 2020. If you have any information on any of the individuals represented within the inscriptions, details or their war service or photographs we would be very pleased to hear from you. Contact us on:

Learn more about the project: maritimearchaeologytrust.org/ddaywalls

Personnel details

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Service number:
Rank:
Date or birth:
Date of death:
Birth place:
Spouse's name:
Date married:
Service branch
Nationality
Enlisted date:
Enlist city:
Height (m):
Weight (kg):
Arrived Southampton:

Story

Explore the wall to learn more about the veteran's individual stories.

Historic Images

Explore the wall to view images relating to any of the veterans identified so far.

Wall Graffiti and Related Images

Explore the wall to find images of graffiti, both past and present.

Maritime Archaeology Trust volunteers record the wall in May 2019

Artefact images

Click on a map feature to view related artefacts.

The French barque Ernest Legouve under full sail, painting by Mike Greaves

Related documents

Choose a wreck from the map to view related documents here.

Service registration card for Robert D. Breech (Image courtesy of 'FOLD3')

Videos

Click a wreck on the map to view related videos here.

'Lascars' of the Maloja, painting by Mike Greaves

3D content

Click a wreck on the map to view related 3D content here.

SS Ponus on the rocks at Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth, in 1916 where she would burn for the next three days and nights, painting by Mike Greaves

Help and FAQ

Why aren’t all of the graffiti inscriptions in the data set yet?

The project began in early April 2019 when we were fortunate to receive funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This has only given us a relatively short time so far to set up the recording, develop a model and create detailed records of the inscriptions on each brick. We have also used records available from some previous research to set up the initial dataset. Much more will be added during the project which runs until September 2020. Keep checking back to see the latest updates.

Why aren’t there photographs of identified service men available?

We are researching using online resources and archives to identify as many of the individual soldiers as possible. Often genealogy websites make it possible to contact relatives to see if they are able to provide photographs. We will be continuing to make contact with veterans families and seek their permission to use photographs and will make them available on the viewer when we have them.

I have information on one of the soldiers who inscribed there name on the wall, how do I let you know?

We would be delighted to hear from you! We are happy to add information on the soldiers stories from prior to, during or after the war. We can attach copies of photographs or documents to the viewer. We can only accept photographs which you are able to provide permission for use or are of an age that copyright is expired. To submit information, photographs etc then please email us.

I have spotted a mistake in the data, what should I do?

If you have found something that might be inaccurate then please do let us know! Please email us on:

If you can let us know the person, the field that you think needs changing and a reference to show your source that would be great. We will endeavour to make any updates as soon as possible.

How can I support the Maritime Archaeology Trust?

We are a charity and rely on the kind support of volunteers and donors. To We also have a Friends of the Trust organisation.

To volunteer: https://www.maritimearchaeologytrust.org/volunteering

For options on how to donate: https://www.maritimearchaeologytrust.org/donations

To join the Friends: Friends of the Trust

Version: 0.9 June 2019

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