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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
West Devon
Town
Torquay
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 August 2005
    Attended by: RELATIVES/FRIENDS OF THE FALLEN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11 August 2005
    Attended by: Undefined
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
56155
Current location

Corbyn' Head
Torbay Road
Torquay
West Devon
Devon
TQ2 6RG
England

OS Grid Ref: SX 90735 63198
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Pyramid shaped Granite Memorial on a Granite Base Metal Plaque at base, one on each side and two circular brass plaques
Inscription
6 o'clock: IN/ MEMORY/ OF/ BRITAIN'S/ VOLUNTEER ARMY/ 1939 - 1944/ 10TH BATTALION HOME GUARD/ TORBAY/ (PLAQUE AT BASE OF PYRAMID) WE WILL REMEMBER THEM 3 o'clock: 1206/ HOME GUARDS/ KILLED/ BY ENEMY ACTION/ DURING/ THE WAR 12 o'clock: KILLED/ ON ACTIVE SERVICE AT/ CORBYN HEAD/ 11TH AUGUST 1944/ (Names) (Plaque at base of pyramid) NATIONAL/ HOME GUARD/ MEMORIAL/ Dedicated 11th August 2005 9 o'clock: KILLED/ BY/ ENEMY ACTION/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Blackett, F W J
Buckingham, G
Crickett, C R
Houghton, W G
Kinch, W S
Roe, A
Shwick, J H F
Weeks, S J (ginger)
Wellington, F G
See details for all 9 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: depth 460mm, height 820mm, width 990mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 5mm, height 160mm, width 350mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 900mm, height 150mm, width 1860mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaques
    Measurements: depth 5mm, height 160mm dia, width 160mm dia
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: NIL
Comments: The Turning Point Heritage Trust Lottery Grant arranged the erection of the Corbyn Head Memorial. The monument was donated by The Co-operative Funeral Services.
Memorial: Nii

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Details: Donated by Cooperative funerals
Reference
  • Daily Express p37, 12/08/2005
  • The Courier and Advertiser 12/08/2005
  • Marlborough Gazette & Herald online, 23/08/2005
  • BBC News Online 11/08/2005

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