NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM,Croxall Rd,Alrewas,Lichfield,Staffordshire,DE13 7AR,England
OS Grid Ref.: SK 188 147
TREE WITH DEDICATORY RECTANGULAR BLUE COLOURED METAL PLAQUE SET INTO THE TOP OF A BRICK PLINTH. SECOND PLAQUE FIXED TO THE FRONT OF THE PLINTH IRISH FLAG DEPICTED AT THE TOP CENTRE OF THE PLAQUE
DEDICATED TO ALL THOSE WHO WERE SERVING ON THE FOLLOWING NEUTRAL IRISH REGISTERED VESSELS/ LOST AS A RESULT OF GERMAN ACTION/ 1939 - 1945/ ESPECIALLY REMEMBERING THE 149 SEAMEN WHO LOST THEIR LIVES/ (SHIP NAMES) Plaque 2: [exact wording unknown]/ (Names)
Subject / Period
Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 5
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,additional
Order of information: Unknown
2007: plaque was refurbished by the National Arboretum and an additional plaque was fixed to the front of the plinth dedicated to five Irish born Merchant Seaman captured while serving on British ships and who lost their lives in the Arbeitserziehungslager Nazi Slave Labour camp, Bremen, Farge, 1943 - 45.
Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Trust fund / scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A
Irish Seamen's Relatives Association is responsible for the memorial while the maintenance is by the National Arboretum.
Plaque commemorates 149 merchant seamen from Ireland, Latvia, UK, Norway and Argentina who lost their lives during WW2 on neutral Irish vessels.
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