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Memorial details

Memorial type
Avenue / Tree or grove
District
Lichfield
Town
Alrewas
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
51083
Current location

In the Merchant Navy section
National Memorial Arboretum
Croxall Road
Alrewas
Lichfield
Staffordshire
DE13 7AR
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 18241 14473
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Tree with dedicatory rectangular blue coloured metal plaque set into the top of a brick plinth. Irish flag depicted at the top centre of the plaque
Inscription
DEDICATED TO ALL THOSE WHO WERE SERVING ON THE FOLLOWING NEUTRAL IRISH REGISTERED VESSELS/ LOST AS A RESULT OF GERMAN ACTION/ 1939 - 1945/ ESPECIALLY REMEMBERING THE 149 SEAMEN WHO LOST THEIR LIVES/ (Ship Names) CUIMHNIMIS (let us remember)/Irish Born Merchant Seamen/who lost their lives in the/Arbeitserziehungslager Nazi Forced Labour Camp Bremen-Farge/1943-45
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
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
Listing information
Condition
History
2007: plaque was refurbished by the National Arboretum and an additional plaque was fixed to the front of the plinth dedicated to five Irish born Merchant Seaman captured while serving on British ships and who lost their lives in the Arbeitserziehungslager Nazi Slave Labour camp, Bremen, Farge, 1943 - 45.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Irish Seamen's Relatives Association is responsible for the memorial while the maintenance is by the National Arboretum.

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