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Memorial details

Memorial type
Arch
District
Fareham
Town
Southwick Park
County
Hampshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17 July 1949
    Attended by: General Sir Miles Dempsey (Colonel Commandant of the Royal Military Police) performed the unveiling at Inkerman Barracks.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 17 July 1949
    Attended by: Undefined
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
43417
Current location

Inside west door of nave
Royal Military Police Church
Defence School of Policing and Guarding (DSPG)
Southwick Park
Fareham
Hampshire
PO17 6EJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 63490 08780
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • Royal Military Police Museum
    Roussillon Barracks
    Chichester
    Chichester
    West Sussex
    PO19 4BN
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SU 860 040
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Royal Military Police: Inkerman Barracks
    Woking
    Chichester
    West Sussex
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
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Description
A wooden Memorial Arch, with a semi-circular top that has the Royal Military Police crest attached, flanked by the dates 1939 and 1945. The pillars are carved with the names of the Campaigns in which Military Police and Provost Officers served and died in World War 2. (If the Royal Military Police leave Southwick Park in future, the Memorial Arch will be taken to their new base).
Inscription
(Memorial Arch top): Exemplo Ducemus/ 1939 - 1945/ ROYAL MILITARY POLICE (Arch left pillar): FRANCE-BELGIUM 1939 - 1940/ NORWAY/ MIDDLE EAST/ N. AFRICA/ E. AFRICA/ ABYSSINIA/ MALAYA/ MADAGASCAR/ FAR EAST/ BURMA/ PANTELLERIA/ SICILY/ ITALY (Arch right pillar): N.W. EUROPE 1944-45/ BALKANS-GREECE 1944-45/ INDIA/ CHINA/ PERSIA-IRAQ/ MALTA/ GIBRALTAR/ S. AFRICA/ W. AFRICA/ ERITREA/ CEYLON/ ICELAND AND FAROES/ N. CARIBBEAN/ AND AT SEA
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
  • Arch
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Royal Military Police
Reference
  • Illustrated London News 30/7/1949 (page 175) published a photograph and caption re the unveiling of the Memorial Arch that had taken place at Inkerman Barracks on 17th July (along with the WW2 Book of Remembrance, see separate memorial record WMR 88281).
  • West Sussex Gazette 21/7/1949 (page 5) reported the unveiling and dedication of the Book of Remembrance and archway at Inkerman Barracks.

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