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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other memorial
District
Shepway
Town
Folkestone
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
54545
Current location

The Royal Society of St George
127 Sandgate Rd
Folkestone
Shepway
Kent
CT20 2BH
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 22540 35720
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Trophy consisting of a model of a soldier directing/protecting two small children. This stands on a circular base, attached to which is a white metal plaque, bearing the inscription.
Inscription
The Royal Society of St George/ THE WILLETTS TROPHY/ dedicated to the memory of/ Sergeant Michael Willetts/ George Cross Parachute Regiment/ who gave his life to save others/ 1971
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,forename,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
History
The actual location probably changes annually according to who wins the trophy, but responisbility of ownership lies with the Royal Society of St George. For current holder, Society should be contacted.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
The Royal Society of St George.
Reference
  • Englands Standard (Journal of Royal Society of St George) 11 / 2003/2004

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