Able Seaman William Darragh was the son of the late Thomas Darragh & Sarah Jane Darragh, Killymoon Street, Cookstown, and husband of Catherine Darragh, Cookstown. William Darragh served his apprenticeship to the joinery. He joined the Navy in 1934. After periods of service in other ships he was transferred to HMS Grenville, a flotilla leader, and served on her prior to the outbreak of War. HMS Grenville sunk after striking a mine in the North Sea on 19th January 1940 in which William Darragh was killed.
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.