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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Welwyn Hatfield
Town
Welwyn
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
S Stott
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20 May 1944
    Attended by: Mrs Petigrew, widow of the Master, Captain R.N. Stuart V.C. D.S.O.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3427
Current location

Private Residence
Welwyn
Welwyn Hatfield
Hertfordshire
England

OS Grid Ref: Undefined
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • On the wall behind the stage in the school Hall.
    Downhills Central School
    Philip La
    Tottenham
    Welwyn Hatfield
    Hertfordshire
    N15
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 330 900
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Information on this location is vague
    May and Baker Factory
    Tottenham Court Road
    London

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Bronze plaque with white lettering. Watercolour painting of the ship coming round the Nore into the Thames Estuary.
Inscription
SS BEAVERFORD/ OUR SHIP/ LOST WITH ALL HANDS/ IN ACTION/ 5TH NOVEMBER 1940
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    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 300mm, width 450mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Painting
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Paper
Listing information
Condition
History
Plaque and painting removed from school some time after 1956. 1968: Plaque discovered in a box containing scrap metal and rescued. Plaque now privately owned. Loaned for school reunion in 2002. Location of painting unknown.
Costs

Comments: The memorial fund raised about £150. Most was given to the Dreadnought Hospital for Merchant Sailors. Approximately £25 was used to purchase the plaque and watercolour painting.
Memorial: £25

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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