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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Thamesdown
Town
Swindon
County
Wiltshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
ALEC PEEVER
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 8th May 1995
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
43362
Current location

Town Gardens
Quarry Road
Swindon
Thamesdown
Wiltshire
SN1 4EN
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 15234 83460
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
CARVED AND DECORATED UPRIGHT STONE ON WHICH VERSE BY SIEGFRIED SASSOON IS CARVED. LARGE METAL V WITH E ENGRAVED UPON IT ATTACHED TO STONE BENEATH VERSE.
Inscription
EVERYONES VOICE / WAS SUDDENLY LIFTED / AND BEAUTY CAME / LIKE THE SETTING SUN / MY HEART WAS SHAKEN / WITH TEARS/ AND HORROR DRIFTED AWAY / O BUT EVERYONE / WAS A BIRD / AND THE SONG WAS WORDLESS/. THE SINGING / WILL NEVER BE DONE
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Responsibility
THAMESDOWN BOROUGH COUNCIL

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