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St Catherines memorial Niton

Located in Niton Church graveyard, a memorial to the keepers killed at St Catherine’s Lighthouse during an air raid in World War 2.

On 1 June 1943 the three keepers on duty at St Catherine’s Lighthouse were killed by a bombing raid which destroyed the engine house in which they were all inside.

Lighthouse Keepers RT Grenfell, C Tomkins and WE Jones are buried in the local cemetery at Niton village. 

The gravestone reads: Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works.

A plaque is also displayed on the ground floor of the lighthouse tower.

Keepers plaque St Catherines