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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Hertsmere
Town
Bushey
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
64959
Current location

Local History Gallery
Bushey Museum
Rudolph Road
Bushey
Hertsmere
Hertfordshire
WD23 3HW
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 132 953
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Royal Navy crest from HMS Woodpecker, mounted on a wooden shield backboard, with a small brass dedication plaque under the crest. Ships crest is round with a carved rope design border and surmounted by a crown. Central is a green woodpecker clinging to the stump of a tree.
Inscription
PRESENTED BY/ THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE ADMIRALTY/ TO BUSHEY URBAN DISTRICT/ TO COMMEMORATE THE ADOPTION OF/ H.M.S. WOODPECKER/ DURING WARSHIP WEEK 28TH FEB 1942
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
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other

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