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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Camden
Town
Camden
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945): Far East Prisoners of War
Maker
Mr Chris Roche
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21 September 2012
    Attended by: VISCOUNT SLIM OBE DL
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
63605
Current location

On traffic island
outside Mornington Crescent underground station
Junction Of Crowndale Rd
Eversholt St And Mornington St
Camden
Camden
Greater London
NW1
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 291 834
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Granite tablet supported by base with railway sleepers and track beneath. Tablet bears incised inscription and incised image of prisoner as drawn by Ronald Searle. Railway sleepers and track in cruciform shape.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF THE TENS OF THOUSANDS/ OF BRITISH CIVILIAN AND MILITARY PERSONNEL/ WHO SUFFERED INCARCERATION, MANY DYING,/ IN THE FAR EAST DURING THE/ SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-45/ INCLUDING THOSE FORCED TO LABOUR/ ON THE BURMA RAILWAY./ THEY ASK FOR NOTHING BUT REMEMBRANCE/ OF THEIR LIVES AND A PROMISE OF/ PEACE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS./ IMAGE BY RONALD SEARLE, ARTIST AND PRISONER OF WAR WHO LABOURED ON THE BURMA RAILWAY.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945): Far East Prisoners of War
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename,occupation
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Other structure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: The memorial was funded by public subscription and sponsorship from the Camden New Journal.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public,other
Reference

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