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Memorial details

Memorial type
Seat
District
Scarborough
Town
Scarborough
County
North Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Relatives of WRENs and Scarborough Branch of WRENs Asssociation
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17th July 1972
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
47198
Current location

NEAR SCARBOROUGH LIGHTHOUSE
Scarborough
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
England

OS Grid Ref: TA 030 880
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
WOODEN BENCH WITH METAL PLAQUE
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF THE TWELVE SCARBOROUGH-BASED MEMBERS / OF THE W.R.N.S. WHO WERE LOST AT SEA / WHEN THE S.S. AGUILA WAS TORPEDOED EN ROUTE TO GIBRALTAR ON AUGUST 19TH 1941/ THIS SEAT WAS PRESENTED BY THE RELATIVES AND THE SCARBOROUGH BRANCH OF / THE ASSOCIATION OF WRENS TO COMMEMORATE THE THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR LOSS
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
  • Seat
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Responsibility
SCARBOROUGH BOROUGH COUNCIL
Reference
  • Scarborough Reference Library file on SS Aguilla. Scarborough Evening News 19/08/1971 and 17/07/1972 "Nightmare Convoy- The Story of the Lost Wrens" by Paul Lund and Harry Ludlam (Foulsham and Co Ltd 940.54.59

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