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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Dover
Town
Dover
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57771
Current location

Marine Parade Gardens
Marine Parade
Dover
Dover
Kent
CT16 1LQ
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 32250 41295
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A sculpture of a merchant navy officer holding a pair of binoculars, surmounting a square plinth which bears dedications written in black lettering.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: IN REMEMBRANCE OF/ MERCHANT NAVY SEAMEN WHO LOST THEIR LIVES/ IN WORLD WAR II 1939-1945/ THEY SUSTAINED HEAVY LOSSES,/ 1 IN 3 MERCHANT NAVY SEAMEN/ DID NOT SURVIVE THE WAR./ MERCHANT NAVY SEAMEN KILLED 30,248/ MISSING 4,654/ WOUNDED 4,707/ PRISONER OF WAR 5,720/ TOTAL OF CASUALTIES 45,329./ Look out to sea and say a prayer/ For those who rest beneath,/ They gave their lives, that you may share/ A Europe that is free/ Donald Hunter 2008. 3 o'clock face: IN REMEMBRANCE OF/ MERCHANT NAVY SEAMEN/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ 'OPERATION NEPTUNE'/ THE CODE-NAME FOR THE D-DAY LANDINGS/ JUNE 6TH TO SEPTEMBER 1944./ THE LARGE SEABORNE OPERATION TO LAND/ AND SUPPLY OUR ARMIES IN NORMANDY, FRANCE./ ITS OBJECTIVE WAS TO FREE FRANCE,/ AND SO COMPLETE THE FIRST PHASE OF THE/ 'LIBERATION OF EUROPE'/ ONE OF THESE CONVOY ROUTES/ TO THE LANDING BEACHES/ WAS FROM LONDON DOCKS VIA THE DOVER STRAITS/ TO NORMANDY./ THE ENEMY ATTACKS ON THIS CONVOY ROUTE/ ALONG THE FRENCH OCCUPIED & HEAVILY FORTIFIED/ COAST TOOK A HEAVY TOLL/ IN THE LIVES OF MERCHANT SEAMEN. 9 o'clock face: 'THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC'/ THIS WAS THE LONGEST BATTLE OF WWII/ WHICH LASTED FROM/ SEPTEMBER 1939 UNTIL MAY 1945./ DURING THIS BATTLE THE MERCHANT NAVY/ SUSTAINED THEIR HEAVIEST LOSSES OF SHIPS/ AND THEIR CREWS./ IN REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE SEAMEN/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN ORDER/ TO KEEP BRITAIN'S 'LIFELINE' OPEN/ TO TRANSPORT TROOPS/ AND VITAL WAR MATERIALS./ THEY PAID A HEAVY PRICE. 12 o'clock face: THIS MERCHANT NAVY MEMORIAL/ WAS FUNDED BY DONATIONS TO THE/ 'DOVER & DISTRICT MERCHANT NAVY MEMORIAL FUND.'/ IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE MERCHANT NAVY SEAMEN/ WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN WORLD WAR II./ FOUNDER AND FUND-RAISER/ DONALD HUNTER, LEGION D'HONNEUR M.N. (WWII)/ SCULPTOR: VIVIEN MALLOCK.
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
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: Free
Memorial: £47,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate,private,public
Responsibility
Dover & District Merchant Navy Memorial Fund.

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