Edward Henry Sidney Carson was the son of William J and Olive V M Carson. He was born about 1923. Edward Carson served with the Royal Navy in WW2 on H.M. Submarine Usurper as a Telegraphist. On 3rd October 1943 HMS Usurper, a ‘U’ class submarine, was in the gulf of Genoa off the coast of Algeria when all contact with it was lost. HMS Usurper was sunk by a mine. Telegraphist Edward H S Carson was 20 years old.
The Memorial is situated centrally on The Hoe which looks directly towards Plymouth Sound. It is accessible at all times. Copies of the Memorial Register are kept at the Tourist Information Office at Island House.