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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Ryedale
Town
Malton
County
North Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945): Far East Prisoners of War
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
30681
Current location

Inside Chapel of Remembrance
Eden Camp Museum
Malton
Ryedale
North Yorkshire
YO17 6RT
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 79779 73553
Denomination: Non-Denominational

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Description
Framed metal plaque with depictions of prisoners of war and guards.
Inscription
The Death Railway/In honoured remembrance of the fortitude and sacrifice of that valiant company who perished while building the railway from Thailand to Burma during their long captivity./Those who have no known grave are commemorated by name at Rangoon, Singapore and Hong Kong and their comrades rest in the war cemeteries of Kanchanabury (Sic) Chungkai and Thanbyuzayat./ Total length of railway 260 miles (415 km)/railway began building June 1942./Completed at Konkuita 17th October 1943/Time taken to build 16 months/When taken into account the total number of Allied P.O.W.s put to work on the railway/one P.O.W. died for every 75ft (23m) of track built.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945): Far East Prisoners of War
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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