the town of Chatham in Kent is the Chatham Naval Memorial. It commemorates
more than 8,500 Royal Navy personnel of the First World War and over
10,000 of the Second World War who were lost or buried at sea. There
are 18,656 names listed on the memorial.
than 45,000 men and women lost their lives while serving with the Royal
Navy during the First World War. After the Armistice, the naval authorities
and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission were determined to find an
appropriate way to commemorate naval personnel who had no grave.