Located on Southsea Common in Portsmouth is the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. It is accessible at all times.

Work on the renovation of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial is due to start on the on the 18/03/19 and will continue for 12 weeks. For the duration of the renovation areas of the memorial will be close off to the public while they are being worked on.


The Memorial is situated on Southsea Common overlooking the promenade, and is accessible at all times. A copy of the Memorial Register is kept at the Civic Offices in Guildhall Square and may be consulted there.

Visitor Facilities

  • Accessibility

    Disabled access to the Second World War section of the memorial is possible via the Common and the ramps at the rear of the memorial. The First World War section of the memorial is however only possible via steps making access for people with limited mobility difficult. For further information regarding disabled access, contact our Enquiries Section on 01628 507200.



CWGC sites around the world host an array of events from open days and exhibitions to commemoration and rededication services throughout the year.

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The CWGC War Graves App is a great application for anyone planning a trip to our war cemeteries, for those just curious to find war graves near them, or for those who want to remember the 1.7 million Commonwealth servicemen and women who died in the two world wars.

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other featured cemeteries & memorials

Tower Hill Memorial

 The memorial commemorates the men of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets who gave their lives for the nation and who have no grave but the sea.

Plymouth Naval Memorial

The memorial is a well-known local landmark. It commemorates more than 7,200 naval personnel of the First World War who have no known grave.

Chatham Naval Memorial

The memorial commemorates more than 8,514 Royal Navy personnel of the First World War and over 10,090 of the Second World War who were lost or buried at sea.