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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Sedgemoor
Town
Highbridge
County
Somerset
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War (1939-1945): The Holocaust
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7 May 2000
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2012
    Attended by: Undefined
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
30398

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Current location

on the base pf the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway memorial- our reference 24739
Garden of Remembrance
Southwell Gardens
Highbridge
Sedgemoor
Somerset
TA9 3DA
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 32037 47337
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Bronze plaque in memory of the war hero Major Francis Edward Foley (1884-1958). Foley was born in Highbridge and helped thousands of Jews escape from Nazi persecution whilst he was working in Berlin as a British Intelligence and Passport Officer. The plaque was stolen, but was replaced in granite and unveiled during a ceremony held in the Garden of Remembrance in 2012.
Inscription
PLAQUE 1: IN HONOUR OF/ FRANK FOLEY/ A SPY WHO SAVED THE LIVES/ OF MORE THAN 10,000 JEWS/ FROM THE HOLOCAUST/ BORN AT 7 WALROW TERRACE/ HIGHBRIDGE/ 23 NOV 1884/ DIED 8 MAY 1959/ RIGHTEOUS AMONG NATIONS PLAQUE 2: UNVEILED BY/ SABINE MEYER-MICHAEL/ ON 7 MAY 2000/ ONE OF MANY THOUSANDS/ SAVED BY MAJOR FRANK FOLEY
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,forename,place of birth,age of death,occupation
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945): The Holocaust
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 500MM, width 500MM
    Materials: Bronze
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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