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Memorial details

Memorial type
Wall
District
Bury
Town
Bury
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: April 1997
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
27881
Current location

MANCHESTER RD AND KNOWSLEY RD
Bury
Bury
Greater Manchester
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 800 100
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
THREE PLAQUES ON A WALL. INSCRIPTIONS ON THE OUTER TWO ARE AS SHOWN IN THE 'INSCRIPTIONS' SECTION. THE CENTRE BEARS THE LEGEND, 'COASTAL FORCES VETERANS ASSOCIATION. EAST LANCASHIRE BRANCH', TOGETHER WITH THE ENGRAVING OF A SHIP. THE TORPEDO IS MOUNTED ON A ROCK BEHIND THE WALL.
Inscription
A TRIBUTE TO ROBERT WHITEHEAD (1823-1905) A MEMBER OF THE WHITEHEAD FAMILY OF BURY. HE INVENTED THE TORPEDO. HIS DAUGHTER AGATHA VON TRAPP WAS THE GRANDMOTHER OF THE CHILDREN WHOSE ESCAPADES WERE FEATURED IN THE FILM THE SOUND OF MUSIC. ROLL OF HONOUR ENSHRINED IN THIS TORPEDO ARE THE NAMES OF OFFICERS AND RATINGS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES DURING SERVICE IN THE COASTAL FORCES BRANCH OF THE ROYAL NAVY IN WORLD WAR II 1939-45. "LET LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM." THE FULL INVENTORY IS CONTAINED IN THE BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE WHICH IS ON DISPLAY IN BURY PARISH CHURCH.
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
  • Plaques
    Measurements: height 295MM, width 205MM
    Materials: Stainless Steel
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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