Debenhams store at junction of Osborne Road and Palmerston Road, Southsea. The memorial is in the entrance lobby on the Osborne Road side, nearest to Palmerston Road.
ACCESS: Shop opening hours.
Painted, varnished wood. 920mm wide x 1220mm high. Made by Lewin of Southsea. The memorial is obviously from the premises of Messrs handleys and when the present Debenhams shop was built it found a home here. It names 61 staff who served in the First World War and 15 who did not come back (see below).
STAFF OF MESSRS. HANDLEYS LTD
WHO JOINED THE COLORS
IN PROUD AND
THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE
Tollerfield D. was probably Charles E. Tollerfield of 96 Talbot Road, Southsea
Richard Cartwright lived at 22 Broad Street.
Charles Jerome was at 7 Smith's View.
Howard Clement Pace trained as an outfitter whilst living in Horsham.
Frederick Whaley was from Hitchin and stayed at the hostel at Portland House run by Handley's for employees
Emington F. should be Frederick Arthur Eminton (without the 'g'), who also stayed at the hostel.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission have no trace of Carpenter N.C.