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Memorial details

Memorial type
Garden
District
Gateshead
Town
Dunston
County
Tyne And Wear
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 13th August 1995
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
42185
Current location

St Nicholas with Christ Church
Ellison Road
Dunston
Gateshead
Tyne And Wear
NE11 9UN
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 22657 61616
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • DUNSTAN HILL HOSPITAL
    Whickham
    Gateshead
    Tyne And Wear
    NE16 4SH
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NZ 20957 61356
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
MEMORIAL GARDEN. BRICK PAVED WITH SIX BENCHES, ROSES, FLOWERS AND TREES. MEMORIAL BOARD MOUNTED ON WALL BEARS INSCRIPTION. INDIVIDUAL PLAQUES ARE ALSO MOUNTED ON THE WALL, ONE FOR EACH OF THOSE COMRADES WHO HAVE DIED SINCE THE WAR ENDED. TOP CORNERS OF THE BOARD BEAR THE BADGE OF THE FEPOW ASSOCIATION, SHOWING THE RISING SUN WITH A CROSS BETWEEN THE RAYS AND A RAILWAY ENGINE.
Inscription
NORTH EAST FAR EAST/ PRISONERS OF WAR ASSOCIATION./ WE DEDICATE THIS GARDEN TO THE MEMORY OF OUR/ COMRADES WHO DID NOT RETURN FROM CAPTIVITY, AND/ TO THOSE WHO RETURNED BUT HAVE GONE BEFORE US./ "WE SHALL ALWAYS REMEMBER,/ EVERY DAY, EVERY MONTH, AND NOT JUST IN NOVEMBER."/ DEDICATED ON 13TH AUGUST 1995/ TO COMMEMORATE TO 50TH ANNIVERSARY/ OF VICTORY IN JAPAN. IN MEMORY OF FAR EAST PRISONERS OF WAR./ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM AND THEIR SERVICE TO OTHERS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 44
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 44
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: year died,regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Garden
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • CDW86.06

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