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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Newark And Sherwood
Town
Newark-on-Trent
County
Nottinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Non-Combat Deaths, Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION (Mason)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
61800
Current location

Newark on Trent Cemetery
London Road
Newark-on-Trent
Newark And Sherwood
Nottinghamshire
NG24 1SQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 806 530
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Commonwealth War Graves Commission gravestone with arched head and incised inscription. Polish national coat of arms in relief, centred within inscription.
Inscription
(Polish): S.P./ WLADYSLAW SIKORSKI/ GENERAL BRONI/ NACZELNY WODZ/ POLSKICH SIL ZBROJNYCH/ PREZES RADY MINISTROW/ RZECZYPOSPOLITEJ POLSKIE/ ZMARL DNIA 4 LIPEA 1943/ PRZEZYWSZY LAT 62 (Translation): S.P./ WLADYSLAW SIKORSKI/ GENERAL OF ARMS/ COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF/ OF THE POLISH ARMED FORCES/ PRIME MINISTER/ OF THE POLISH REPUBLIC/ DIED ON 4 JULY 1943/ AT THE AGE OF 62
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Sikorski, Wladyslaw
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Commemorations
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank, date of death,forename,age of death,occupation
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank, date of death,forename,age of death,occupation
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gravestone
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
1993: Exhumation of General W Sikorski's body for re-burial in Krakov, Poland. The gravestone remains as a memorial.; 1943: Gen W Sikorski buried in cemetery.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Reference

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