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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
City Of London
Town
City of London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), VC or GC Recipients
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 15 August 2005
    Attended by: President of Malta
  • Dedicated
    Date: 15 August 2005
    Attended by: RC Archbishop of Birmingham
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57941
Current location

All Hallows by the Tower Church
Byward Street
City of London
City Of London
Greater London
EC3R 5BJ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 33388 80687
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A large (8.5 ton) block of granite with dedicatory black granite tablets telling the story of the siege of Malta in etched lettering with Maltese Cross above.
Inscription
Tablet placed on side of the memorial: MALTA G.C./ THE SIEGE OF 1940-43/ IN 1940 ... MALTA, UNDER THE PROTECTION OF GREAT BRITAIN, FOUND HERSELF/ ALONE IN A HOSTILE MEDITERRANEAN 800 MILES FROM HER NEAREST ALLIES IN/ GIBRALTAR AND ALEXANDRIA. BESIEGED BY ENEMIES, .../ MALTA BECAME, AND/ REMAINS, THE MOST BOMBED PLACE IN THE HISTORY OF WAR./ SUPPLIED ONLY BY SEA, AT GREAT COST, MALTA WAS DEFENDED .../ IN APRIL 1942 KING GEORGE VI AWARDED TO THE PEOPLE OF MALTA THE GEORGE/ CROSS .../ IN SUMMER 1942 ONLY WEEKS OF FOOD REMAINED; THE ALLIES MOUNTED OPERATION PEDESTAL, A LAST CHANCE TO SAVE MALTA. .../ TANKER OHIO,/ ... ENTERED GRAND HARBOUR. THE DATE/ WAS AUGUST 15TH. 1942, ... THE SIEGE WAS BROKEN;/ .../ THIS STONE, TAKEN FROM MALTA WAS PRESENTED BY THE MALTESE GOVERNMENT/ ON THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF SECOND WORLD WAR TO COMMEMORATE ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE SIEGE AND DEFENCE OF MALTA 1940-43./ PLACED BY THE GEORGE CROSS ISLAND ASSOCIATION 15TH AUGUST 2005
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
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Black
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Reference
  • Daily Telegraph 15 August 2005, page 10
  • George Cross Island Association. London Memorial Committee - Update Feb 2005
  • Order of Service and Unveiling together with invitation card.

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