Fort Widley, Portsdown Hill Road, Portsmouth PO6 3LS

The Pompey Pals Charity


We Remember and Honour those who went before


Our researchers work tirelessly to uncover our history for future generations.

Our Mission

Ensuring the History and Sacrifice of the Portsmouth Region is preserved

The charity was initially set up to erect a memorial at Fratton Park (the home of Portsmouth FC), to honour the Portsmouth men who, during the First World War, joined the 14th & 15th Battalions of The Hampshire Regiment known as The Pompey Pals.
Since 2014, the charity has expanded its aims and now looks to honour and commemorate all Portsmouth citizens who have served in this country’s armed forces, or who have lost their lives as a result of enemy action from 1914 to the present day. Whether it is through this website, social media, organised memorial events, or via our museum and research centre located at Fort Widley, we aim to record and to tell the individuals story.

We are always happy to hear from armed forces veterans, or from anyone who had family members who served. Your story is our history, help us to preserve it by sharing and recording it for prosperity.

For those who are simply interested in local history and want to know more, or who would like to support the charity in its work, then why not become a ‘Friend of The Pompey Pals? Or become a volunteer?
 Just click on the links below……..

We are always happy to hear from anyone who had family members who served.

Share your family’s story or become a volunteer

Our Team

Our Team of Volunteers
We will be adding our full team shortly

Gareth Lewis

Chris Pennycook
Operations Manager

Latest News

Articles and News about past and future events

Iron Harvest

JUNE 24TH 1916: The Anglo-French Artillery Bombardment on the Somme Front commenced. The aim was to destroy the German Defences.It is estimated that approximately 1,700,000 shells were fired on German[…]

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HMS Hood Association

The Pompey Pals Charity is delighted to help the HMS Hood Association. Please take a moment to read the following appeal. Thank You. Paul Bevand – HMS Hood Association: Could[…]

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The Last Action Of The Falklands War

JUNE 20TH 1982, The Last Action Of The Falklands War: Corbeta Uruguay, was an Argentine military outpost established in November 1976 on Thule Island, Southern Thule, in the South Sandwich[…]

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Armed Forces Day

This week sees the lead up to Armed Forces Day. We were due to be on Southsea Common this coming Saturday, therefore, throughout the week we are going to celebrate[…]

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