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Memorial details

Memorial type
Locomotive / Train
District
North Devon
Town
Parracombe
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11 Nov. 2008
    Attended by: Bishop of Exeter
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
64674
Current location

Woody Bay Station
Martinhoe Cross
Parracombe
North Devon
Devon
EX31 4RA
England

OS Grid Ref: SS 682 466
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Kerr Stuart 60cm 0-6-0 well and side tank locomotive, one of seventy 'Joffre' class engines ordered by the French government for use on the Western Front. It now has rectangular dedicatory plaques and is painted with the letters W D separated by a version of the British War Office broad arrow.
Inscription
Plaque: KERR STUART NO 2451/ THIS LOCOMOTIVE WAS DEDICATED/ BY THE BISHOP OF EXETER/ THE RT REVD MICHAEL LANGRISH/ ON 11th NOVEMBER 2008/ TO ALL THOSE WHO SERVED ON THE RAILWAYS/ OF THE WESTERN FRONT IN THE GREAT WAR Maker's plate: KERR STUART & Co Ltd/ No 2451 1915/ LONDON & STOKE Nameplate: AXE
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
Components
  • Locomotive
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
History
Built 1915 at Stoke on Trent and served in France in WW1. Went out of service c1946 and found derelict at Rinxent near Calais c1956, being repatriated to the UK in 1974. Later stored in North Wales and purchased by the Lynton and Banstaple Railway in 1983. Named 'Axe' after a Devon river. Restored, and dedicated as a war memorial in 2008. Entered revenue eatrning service 1 March 2009.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Reference

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