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Memorial details

Memorial type
Wall
District
Purbeck
Town
Bovington Camp
County
Dorset
Country
England
Commemoration
Palestine (1918-1948), Malayan Emergency (1948-1960), Korean War (1950-1953), Mau Mau Uprising (1952-1960), Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959), Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998), Yugoslav Wars (1991-1999), Afghanistan (2001-2014), Iraq War (2003-2011), 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
Maker
RELATIVES/FRIENDS OF THE FALLEN (Designer)
Kennedy O'Callaghan (Designer)
Kennedy O'Callaghan (Architect)
Phoenix Marbling Ltd (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 2008
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11 November 2008
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries,ASSISTANT CHAPLAIN GENERAL TO THE FORCES
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57478
Current location

The Tank Museum
Linsay Road
Bovington Camp
Purbeck
Dorset
BH20 6JA
England

OS Grid Ref: SY 82966 88353
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Memorial wall with a semicircle of modern stone benches facing it. Names are inscribed on the face of the wall. At the top centre is a Royal Armoured Corps badge. Names are listed by year within campaign/operation in chronological order
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF THOSE SERVING IN THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY AND ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS WHO HAVE DIED IN OPERATIONS SINCE 1945/ PALESTINE 1945 - 1948/ (Names)/ EGYPT 1947 - 1956/ (Names)/ MALAYA 1948 - 1960/ (Names)/ KOREA 1952 - 1956/ (Names)/ KENYA 1952 - 1956/ (Names)/ CYPRUS 1955/ (Names)/ JORDAN 1957/ (Names)/ SOUTH ARABIA 1957 - 1967/ (Names)/ OMAN 1953 - 1976/ (Names)/ CONGO 1960 - 1964/ (Names)/ NORTHERN IRELAND 1969 - 2007/ (Names)/ KNIGHTSBRIDGE 1982/ (Names)/ WESTERN EUROPE 1989/ (Names)/ SOUTH ARABIA 1957 - 1967/ (Names)/ KOSOVO 1999 -/ (Names)/ BOSNIA 1992 - 2007/ (Names)/ IRAQ 2003 -/ (Names)/ AFGHANISTAN 2001 -/ (Names) On central panel below the badge of the Royal Armoured Corps: Take these men as your example./ Like them remember/ That prosperity can only be for the free,/ Who alone have the courage to defend it./ Pericles 490 - 429 B.C.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Palestine (1918-1948)
    Total names on memorial: 36
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 36
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment
    Order of information: year died,rank,regiment
  • Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
    Total names on memorial: 68
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 68
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment
    Order of information: year died,rank,regiment
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 35
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 35
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment
    Order of information: year died,rank,regiment
  • Mau Mau Uprising (1952-1960)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959)
    Total names on memorial: 32
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 32
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment
    Order of information: year died,rank,regiment
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 36
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 36
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Yugoslav Wars (1991-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment
    Order of information: year died,rank,regiment
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment
    Order of information: year died,rank,regiment
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment
    Order of information: year died,rank,regiment
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 70
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 70
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment
    Order of information: year died,rank,regiment
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: depth 0.68m, height 2.59m, width 7.238m
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £120,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Headquarters The Armour Centre, Bovington
Reference
  • Dorset Echo 05 November 2008
  • Bournemouth Daily Echo 12 November 2008

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