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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Medina
Town
Ryde
County
Isle Of Wight
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 08th September 1994
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
40851
Current location

ON THE UTILITIES BLOCK
PUCKPOOL PARK
Ryde
Medina
Isle Of Wight
England

OS Grid Ref: SZ 615 921
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
DEDICATORY STAINLESS STEEL PLAQUE WITH ADDITIONAL BRASS PLAQUE MENTIONING COLOURS PLACED ON THE SIDE OF THE UNTILITIES BLOCK
Inscription
UPPER PLAQUE: GRATEFULLY DEDICATED TO THE BRAVE MEN OF THE/ UNITED STATES COAST GUARD/ WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE INVASION OF NORMANDY/ 6TH JUNE 1944/ U.S.G.C. PERSONNEL CREWED 97 BRITISH AND AMERICAN ATTACK TRANSPORTS, AND LANDING SHIPS/ CREWED LANDING CRAFT AT ALL BEACH HEADS AND PROVIDED THE SOLE D-DAY MARITIME RESCUE/ SERVICE, OFTEN/ UNDER THE SEVEREST FIRE. THE U.S.C.G. SAVED THE LIVES OF/ 1,438 ALIED SERVICEMEN IN THE NORMANDY ASSAULT/ AREA DUING THE INVASION./ UNVEILED BY CAPTAIN SOMERS U.S.C.G. LOWER PLAQUE: COLOURS PRESENTED BY THE/ COUNTESS DE CORTEZ/ ON BEHALF OF THE MIAMI DIVISION/ OF THE U.S. CAOSTGUARD & VETERANS/ 8-9-95
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    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: Brass, Stainless Steel
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • MERYD017

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