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Memorial details

Memorial type
Garden
District
Lichfield
Town
Alrewas
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 13 June 2016
    Attended by: GCIA National Chairman, Reverend Fiona Solman, Mr George Martin, Mr Robert Dobbie, members of the GCIA, representatives of the armed forces.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
51079
Current location

Memorial is in "Mediterranean Campaigns of World War II" area
no. 313 in Green Zone
off The Beat.
National Memorial Arboretum
Croxall Road
Alrewas
Lichfield
Staffordshire
DE13 7AR
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 18330 14331
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Four sections of low-level stone walls which together form the design of a Maltese Cross providing a border to a gravel bed. At the centre of the gravel bed is a plinth made of roughcast stones set on stone slabs. A black polished granite slate tablet with sloping face and an inscribed commemoration is fixed to the top of the plinth. Affixed to the tablet is a further circular tablet in the design of the emblem of the George Cross Island Association. The memorial is placed within a garden of lawn and trees. There is a further metal plaque on a stake which provides information on the memorial and also carries the flag of Malta, a map of Malta and the George Cross Island Association emblem.
Inscription
[Tablet]:HONOURING THOSE/ WHO DEFENDED AND SUPPLIED/ MALTA DURING WORLD WAR II [GC Island Emblem]: GEORGE CROSS ISLAND ASSOCIATION/ SIEGE 1940-1943 [Plaque]: MALTA .G.C/ [Map, flag, G.C. emblem]/ THE/ GEORGE CROSS ISLAND/ ASSOCIATION/ DEDICATES THIS MEMORIAL PLOT IN THE SHAPE/ OF A MALTESE CROSS TO HONOUR ALL INVOLVED/ IN DEFENDING AND SUPPLYING/ MALTA G.C.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Garden
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: George Cross Island Association

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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