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Memorial details

Memorial type
Avenue / Tree or grove
District
Dacorum
Town
Little Gaddesden
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unknown
    Date: 4 May 1944
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14614
Current location

Thunderdell Wood
Ashridge Park
Little Gaddesden
Dacorum
Hertfordshire
HP4 1LT
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 98226 12225
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Beech tree with the home states of origin of American troops based at Ashridge Estate carved into the bark. The states are Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Michigan, New York, Illinois and South Dakota and the date 4th May 1944 is written in American format. The inscription is surmounted by 'V' for victory and three dots and a dash, which is morse code for 'V'.
Inscription
V ...- / TEXAS / TENN. / V A / N C / MICH / N. Y. / ILL. / S D / 4-5-44
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tree
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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