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Memorial details

Memorial type
Bells or bell tower
District
Dover
Town
Dover
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
16555
Current location

MAISON DIEU HALL
High St
Dover
Dover
Kent
CT16 1DL
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 31607 41737
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
BRONZE BELL UNDER CANOPY ON PARAPET. DATE INSCRIPTION, RECTANGULAR STONE TABLET AND OVAL BLACK PAINTED METAL PLAQUE ON WALL BELOW.
Inscription
PLAQUE ONE: ERECTED TO THE LASTING FRIENDSHIP OF DOVER AND ZEEBRUGGE/ THE ZEEBRUGGE BELL/ THE BRONZE BELL ABOVE YOU WAS A GIFT OF/ THE KING OF THE BELGIANS AND IS A MEMORIAL/ TO THE SACRIFICE OF BRITISH SERVICEMEN IN THE/ RAID ON ZEEBRUGGE ON 23RD APRIL, 1918./ THE BELL IS STRUCK AT NOON EVERY YEAR ON THE ANNIVERSARY./ THE NAVAL RAIDS ON ZEEBRUGGE AND OSTEND WERE CARRIED OUT/ BY VOLUNTEERS AND DENIED EFFECTIVE USE OF THE PORTS TO THE GERMANS./ 11 VICTORIA CROSSES AND 679 OTHER DECORATION WERE AWARDED. SOME 200/ BRITISH SERVICEMEN WERE KILLED AND 400 WERE WOUNDED./ A NUMBER OF THE FALLEN ARE BURIED IN/ ST JAMES'S CEMETERY, DOVER. ONTHULD TER ERE VAN DE LANGDURIGE VRIENDSCHAP TUSSEN DOVER N ZEEBRUGGE. TABLET: THE BELL HANGING ABOVE WAS TAKEN FROM THE BELGIANS BY THE GERMANS IN THE WAR 1914 - 1918 AND FIXED ON THE MOLE AT ZEEBRUGGE TO GIVE WARNING OF APPROACHING AIRCRAFT AND NAVAL ATTACKS BY THE ALLIES. IT WAS PRESENTED TO THE CORPORATION OF DOVER BY H.M. THE KING OF THE BELGIANS THROUGH VICE ADMIRAL SIR ROGER KEYES, BART. KCB, KCVO, ETC. AS A SOUVENIR OF THE NAVAL RAID ON ZEEBRUGGE ON ST GEORGE'S DAY 1918.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 20MM, height 610MM, width 480MM
    Materials: Metal
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
DOVER BOROUGH COUNCIL

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