Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Isaiah Stringer

In memory of:

Ordinary Seaman Isaiah Stringer

December 1, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

LT/JX 217864

Force:

Navy

Unit:

Royal Navy

Division:

H.M. Trawler Avanturine

Additional Information


Son of Josiah and Mary Stringer, of Clarenville, Newfoundland.

Commemorated on Page 199 of the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL
Suffolk, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Panel 13, Column 2.

Location:

The Memorial stands in Belle Vue Park toward the north of the town, beside the main London to Yarmouth road (A12). It commemorates nearly 2,400 men of the Royal Naval Patrol Service who have no grave but the sea. At Lowestoft during the 1939-45 War was the Depot for the Royal Naval Patrol Service, which was developed from the pre-war Royal Naval Reserve Trawler Section. At the outset of the war the men of this service were mainly the fishermen of the requisitioned trawlers and drifters used on patrol work, but later it included men from all walks of life and various types of small craft. In the spring of 1944 the Royal Naval Patrol Service reached its maximum strength of some 57,000. Between 1942 and 1946 new construction ships and craft manned by the Service totalled 1,637, among them minesweepers of various kinds, corvettes, fuel carriers, motor launches and naval seaplane tenders. Their objective was to maintain wartime patrols and safeguard the coasts of Britain. Hence Lowestoft was chosen as the site for the Memorial to those men of the Royal Naval Patrol Service who have no other grave than the sea. The Memorial consists of a fluted column rising from a circular base 12 metres in diameter, and surmounted by a bronze ship device (Lymphad), the uppermost point of which is over 15 metres from the ground level. Around the circular base are arranged 17 bronze panels that bear the names. They are set in recesses and protected from the weather by a cornice. A Portland stone panel at the front of the Memorial, facing towards the sea, bears the inscription: THESE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ROYAL NAVAL PATROL SERVICE DIED IN THE DEFENCE OF THEIR COUNTRY AND HAVE NO OTHER GRAVE THAN THE SEA. 1939-45. This is flanked on either side by the Naval Crown with wreath and foul anchor.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of ISAIAH STRINGER– In memory of the men and women from the Clarenville, Newfoundland area who went away to war and did not come home. Submitted on behalf of the Clarenville Legion (Branch 27) for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial Scroll– Commemorated at Lowesoft Naval Memorial, Suffolk, United Kingdom.
  • Monument– Grave marker of Isaiah Stringer, found in the United Church Cemetery,
 Caplin Cove, Newfoundland.
  • Monument 2– Closer view of Isaiah Stringer's grave marker.
  • Grave marker– Erected by the Stringer family, this memorial in the United Church cemetery, Caplin Cove, NL 
is dedicated to Isaiah Stringer who died as a sailor aboard H.M.S. Avanturine on 1 December 1943.
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IN LOVING MEMORY OF 
A.B. ISAIAH STRINGER 
BELOVED SON OF JOSEPH & MARY STRING 
BORN NOV. 8TH 1913 
LOST IN H.M.S. AVANTURINE DEC. 1ST 1943 AGED 30 YEARS 

NOT DEAD TO US WE LOVE YOU STILL 
NOT LOST BUT GONE BEFORE HE LIVES WITH US IN MEMORY STILL 
AND WILL FOREVER MORE 

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAT THIS.

http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/nic-inm/sm-rm/mdsr-rdr-eng.asp?PID=2099

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