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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Kennet
Town
Marlborough
County
Wiltshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
24234
Current location

Marlborough Common
Marlborough
Kennet
Wiltshire
SN8 1DL
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 1880869665
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
LARGE ROUGH-HEWN STONE. GREY MARBLE TABLET WITH WHITE LETTERING BEARS INSCRIPTION.
Inscription
DEDICATED TO HONOUR THE MEMBERS/ OF THE 347TH STATION HOSPITAL UNITED/ STATES ARMY - E.T.O. - WORLD WAR 11/ 12 MAY 1944 TO 30 JULY 1945 WHO WERE/ STATIONED IN ENGLAND ON MARLBOROUGH COMMON,/ TOWN OF MARLBOROUGH, WILTSHIRE./ TOTAL CAPACITY OF 1,154 BEDS, 764 BUILDINGS/ AND 390 TENTS, 49 OFFICERS, 75 NURSES,/ 400 ENLISTED MEN, 3 AMERICAN RED CROSS OFFICERS/ PLUS ALL THE LOCAL VOLUNTEERS FROM THE TOWN OF/ MARLBOROUGH THAT WORKED LONG HOURS HELPING THE NURSES/ AND DOCTORS ON THE 347TH STATION HOSPITAL./ AFTER D-DAY THE HOSPITAL RECIEVED AIR-EVACUATED BATTLE/ CASULATIES DIRECT FROM THE CONTINENT SERVED BY TWO/ NEARBY AIRFIELDS./ NEXT MORNING EVACUATED CASULATIES/ WERE TAKEN TO GENERAL HOSPITALS BY TRAIN AND/ AMBULANCES TO MAKE ROOM FOR NEW ARRIVALS OF/ CASULATIES. TOTAL PATIENTS IN THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS 32,878/ GRAND TOTAL PATIENTS CARED FOR BY THE 347TH HOSPITAL - 62, 549/ DONATED BY THE NURSES AND/ ENLISTED MEN OF THE 347TH/ STATION HOSPITAL.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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