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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Wirral
Town
Hoylake
County
Merseyside
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 13th March 1991
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1272

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Current location

ST HILDEBURGHS CHURCH
Stanley Rd
Hoylake
Wirral
Merseyside
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 210 880
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Brass plaque with Regimental Memorial badge. Badge, in enamel, incorporates 8th Army shield, 4th Indian Division Eagle, a replica of original mariners leading mark (Hoylake Lighthouse ), supported by a 12-Pounder muzzle-loading gun, (badge of Artilleryman). A scroll bears the principal battle honours.
Inscription
MEMORIAL / 149TH REGIMENT / ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY T.A. / CONVERTED TO / 149TH ANTI-TANK REGIMENT R.A. / LANCASHIRE YEOMANRY / TOBRUK SIEGE GAZALA / RUWEISAT RIDGE EL ALAMEIN / MARETH LINE WADI AKARIT / MEDJES EL BAB TUNIS / SANGRO CASSINO / GOTHIC LINE GREECE / ERECTED BY THE 149TH OLD COMRADES / ASSOCIATION IN MEMORY OF THEIR / FRIENDS WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES / IN THE WAR 1939-1945 / REGIMENT FORMED AT HOYLAKE / APRIL 1939 - DISBANDED IN / SALONIC MAY 1946 / SHABASH / MEMORIAL ERECTED IN ST HILDERBURGH'S CHURCH HOYLAKE AND / DEDICATED ON THE 14TH MARCH 1991 BY THE REV. PERIS L. WILLIAMS / B.A. ASSISTED BY THE REV. CANON KENNETH LEE M.A. ACCOMPANIED / BY OLD COMRADES OF THE 149TH REGIMENT AND FRIENDS
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 1400MM, width 700MM
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Wirral Globe Newspapers- March 1991
  • Liverpool Daily Post and Echo-March 1991

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