§ 7. Sir Jocelyn Lucas
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty why the names of deceased Naval personnel, who were born and lived all their lives in Portsmouth but who may have been based elsewhere, are debarred by his Department from inclusion in the Portsmouth 2183 War Memorial; and whether, at the request of their parents, these names may be included on this Memorial rather than at some port with which they had no real connection.
The Naval War Memorial at Portsmouth as at other naval ports was erected to commemorate those of the Port Division who were missing in the first World War and it had been intended to add to the memorial the names of those who were missing in the last war on the same basis. My noble Friend is considering whether the suggestion of the hon. Member could be adopted and I will communicate with him further in due course.