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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other memorial
District
Southend On Sea
Town
Leigh On Sea
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War - civilians
Maker
MR CYRIL SMITH
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29 May 1972
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
22521
Current location

At junction of Broadway
Church Hill and Elm Road.
St Clement's Church
The Broadway
Leigh On Sea
Southend On Sea
Essex
SS9 2DE
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 84158 85839
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Square Plinth bearing a depiction of the prow of a sinking boat, representing the "RENOWN", a "Bawley" (cockle boat) on which the men died. The boat is being enveloped by a canopy representing a giant wave, two uprights form a letter 'V'.
Inscription
IN TRIBUTE TO THE/ FISHERMEN OF LEIGH/ WHO WENT TO/ DUNKIRK 1ST JUNE 1940/ AND IN MEMORY OF/ THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ (NAMES)/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/ THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE/ FOR HIS FRIENDS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Noakes, Harry
Osborne, Frank
Osborne, Leslie
Porter, Harold Graham
See details for all 4 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 600MM, width 610MM
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height 2300MM
    Materials: Synthetic Material
Listing information
Condition
History
SOME SLIGHT VETIGRIS ON THE CANOPY
Costs

Site: £350

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • ESSEX COUNTRYSIDE VOL 20 NO 189 (OCTOBER 1972)
  • SOUTHEND STANDARD 1 JUNE 1972

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