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Memorial details

Memorial type
Animal figure
District
Angus
Town
Montrose
County
Tayside
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Animal Memorials, Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr Alan Herriot DA ARBS (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17 October 2006
    Attended by: HRH THE DUKE OF YORK KG
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57859
Current location

On the Quay
B9133 Warfe Street
Montrose
Angus
Tayside
ST3 5PY
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NO 71106 57316
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Statue of Bamse, St Bernard dog, set on a rectangular stone plinth. Dedicatory inscription on a tablet set onto the front face of the plinth.
Inscription
BAMSE/ Life Saving Heroic WWII Norwegian Sea Dog/ 1937 - 1944/ died and buried at Montrose/ Crew Member/ Royal Norwegian Navy Minesweeper Thorodd/ Unveiled 17th October 2006/ by/ Captain His Royal Highness The Duke Of York, KG. KCVO/ Commissioned by The Montrose Heritage Trust/ Sculptor: Alan Beattie Herriot DA ARBS/ Sponsors/ Glaxo Smith Kline/ The Kavli Foundation/ The Royal Norwegian Navy, the peoples of Scotland and Norway, and Montrose Port Authority.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Animal Memorials
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: year died,place of death,forename,place of burial
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £50,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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