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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Liverpool
Town
Liverpool
County
Merseyside
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23 January 2006
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
62862
Current location

Pier Head
On a wall facing river
George's Parade
Pier Head
Liverpool
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 1BY
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 339 901
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Polished black marble tablet with dedicatory inscription, gilded lettering, text in both English and Chinese.
Inscription
TO THE CHINESE MERCHANT SEAMEN/ WHO SERVED THIS COUNTRY WELL/ DURING BOTH WORLD WARS/ FOR THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR/ THIS COUNTRY - THANK YOU/ TO THE MANY CHINESE MERCHANT SEAMEN/ WHO AFTER BOTH WORLD WARS/ WERE REQUIRED TO LEAVE/ FOR THEIR WIVES AND PARTNERS/ WHO WERE LEFT IN IGNORANCE/ OF WHAT HAPPENED TO THEIR MEN/ FOR THE CHILDREN/ WHO NEVER KNEW THEIR FATHERS/ THIS IS A SMALL REMINDER OF WHAT TOOK/ PLACE. WE HOPE NOTHING LIKE IT WILL EVER/ HAPPEN AGAIN/ FOR YOUR MEMORY/ 23RD JANUARY 2006 (Note: This is only part of the inscription, the rest is a form of protest written in Chinese lettering).
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 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
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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