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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
Fenland
Town
March
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War - civilians, VC or GC Recipients
Ceremony
  • Presented
    Date: Circa 1984
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3542
Current location

In the Booking Hall
4
March Railway Station
Station Approach
March
Fenland
Cambridgeshire
PE15 8SJ
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 41869 97846
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Framed and glazed handwritten Roll of Honour
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF BENJAMIN GIMBERT/ DRIVER AND JAMES NIGHTALL FIREMAN/ LONDON AND NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY/ BOTH WERE AWARDED THE GEORGE CROSS/ FOR EXTREME HEROISM WHEN A WAGON/ ON A TRAIN FULLY LADEN WITH BOMBS/ CAUGHT FIRE AND EXPLODED AT SOHAM/ STATION EARLY ON THE MORNING OF/ JUNE 2ND 1944
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Gimbert, Benjamin
Nightall, James
See details for all 2 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, date of death, forename, manner of death, occupation, decorations, additional
    Order of information: surname
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, date of death, forename, manner of death, occupation, decorations, additional
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Paper
  • Frame
    Measurements: height 360mm, width 275mm
    Materials: Wood, Glass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Responsibility
The current Railway operator
Reference
  • Ely Standard 25 October 1984
  • Our Fieldworker Reference BAK 86

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