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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
South Wight
Town
Chale
County
Isle Of Wight
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
21751
Current location

ST ANDREWS CHURCH
Church Place
Chale
South Wight
Isle Of Wight
PO38 2HA
England

OS Grid Ref: SZ 483 777
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
ROYAL MARINES BADGE AND TWO SPECIAL FORCES DAGGERS ETCHED ABOVE INSCRIPTION
Inscription
40 ROYAL MARINES COMMANDO (1942 - 1946)/ "T" COMPANY H.M.S. FIDELITY/ TO THE GREATER GLORY OF GOD/ AND EVERLASTING MEMORY OF THE 53 ROYAL MARINES/ WHO WERE BILLETED AND TRIANED IN THE PARISH/ OF CHALE AND WHO PERISHED AT SEA WHEN H.M.S. FIDELITY/ WAS SUNK BY U435 ON 30TH DEC. 1942 OFF THE AZORES. WENT THE DAY WELL? WE DIED AND NEVER KNEW/ FREEDOM WE DIED FOR YOU/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 53
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 53
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public

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