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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other memorial
District
Worthing
Town
Worthing
County
West Sussex
Country
England
Commemoration
Animal Memorials, Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
LESLIE SHARP
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27th July 1951
    Attended by: DUKE AND DUCHESS OF HAMILTON
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
40121
Current location

In the centre of a formal circular garden.
Beach House Park
Worthing
Worthing
West Sussex
BN11 2AT
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 15423 02761
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
MEMORIAL BUILT TO REPRESENT A FAIRY GLEN WITH WATER BUBBLING OUT BETWEEN ROCKS INTO A DRINKING POOL. INSCRIPTION ON TWO FOREST OF DEAN BLOCKS AT THE TOP OF THE MOUND. TWO CARVED PIGEONS STOOD ON TOP OF THE STONE BLOCKS BUT THESE HAVE BEEN STOLEN
Inscription
STONE BLOCK ONE: IN MEMORY OF/ WARRIOR BIRDS/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES ON ACTIVE SERVICE 1939 - 45/ AND FOR THE USE AND PLEASURE OF LIVING BIRDS. STONE BLOCK TWO: A BIRD OF THE AIR SHALL CARRY THE VOICE/ AND THAT WHICH HATH WINGS SHALL TELL THE MATTER PLAQUE: IN MEMORY OF 'WINKIE' A PIGEON SERVING WITH BEAUFORT SQUADRON NO 1 RAF PIGEON SERVICE. THE CRAFT SHE WAS ON DITCHED AND DESPITE BEING COVERED IN OIL SHE WAS ABLE TO FLY HOME AND DELIVER THE MESSAGE SHOWING WHERE THE CREW WHERE. ALL WERE RESCUED SAFELY (EXACT INSCRIPTION UNKNOWN)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Animal Memorials
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: additional
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 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
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Forest Of Dean
Listing information
Condition
History
1999: MEMORIAL CLEANED AND LETTERING RE-CUT
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Responsibility
WORTHING BOROUGH COUNCIL AND A LOCAL MASON

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