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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Warwick
Town
Leamington Spa
County
Warwickshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19509
Current location

In lower gardens
adjacent to the Jephson Temple,
Jephson Gardens
Newbold Terrace / The Parade
Leamington Spa
Warwick
Warwickshire
CV32 4EG
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 32055 65660
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Large bronze plaque on a block of rough granite. Adjacent to this is a fountain, the top part of which is shaped as a parachute & the stream of water from the top falls down grooves then into the open air to represent its cords. On the parachute are inscribed the names of members of the mission. Coat of Arms on stem of fountain. The whole memorial stands within a small garden adjacent to the Jephson Temple.
Inscription
IN TRIBUTE/ TO ALL/ CZECHOSLOVAK SOLDIERS, AIRMEN AND PATRIOTS/ WHO FELL IN WORLD WAR II./ FROM ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA, IN 1941,/ VOLUNTEERS FROM FREE CZECHOSLOVAK FORCES/ STATIONED IN THE TOWN, WERE PARACHUTED INTO/ THEIR HOMELAND TO RID IT OF THE TYRANT/ "PROTECTOR" S.S. GENERAL HEYDRICH. TWO OF/ THEM - JAN KUBIS AND JOSEF GABCIK -/ ACCOMPLISHED THEIR MISSION IN MAY 1942./ THEY AND THEIR COMPANIONS LAID DOWN THEIR/ LIVES/ FOR FREEDOM.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,place of death,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height c 900 mm, width c 750 mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Fountain
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze, Stone
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Free Czechoslovak Army Memorial Fountain
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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