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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Gosport
Town
Alverstoke
County
Hampshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Manor Foundry, Ilkeston, C Langford and Son
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 06-06-2004
    Attended by: Lord Mowbary King.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
66628
Current location

Stokes Bay Road
Alverstoke
Gosport
Hampshire
PO12 2QT
England

OS Grid Ref: SZ 5977198322
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two plaques, the first is circular representing the Mulberry Harbour in use at Caen, and the second is rectangular with the dedication. They are both set on a square block made of granite sets.
Inscription
Circular plaque: THE MULBERRY HARBOURS/ REMEMBERING ALL/ WHO LABOURED TO BUILD THEM. Rectangular plaque: THE PLAQUE COMMEMORATES THE 60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BUILDING ALONG/ THIS SHORE OF 14 CONCRETE CAISSONS (CODE NAME PHOENIX) AND THE/ ASSOCIATED PIERHEADS FROM OCTOBER 1943 TO APRIL 1944/ THESE FORMED PART OF THE WALLS AND FLOATING PIERS OF THE MULBERRY/ HARBOURS WHICH WERE A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION OF THE SUCCESS OF/ OPERATION OVERLORD AND THE ENDING OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN EUROPE/ DONATED BY THE GOSPORT SOCIETY WITH FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM/ HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL & GOSPORT BOROUGH COUNCIL/ ART WORK BY WENDY OSBORNE CASTING BY MANOR FOUNDRY (ILKESTON) MAY 2004.
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
  • Plaques
    Measurements: depth 30mm, height 1000mm, width 1000mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 25.., height 150mm, width 350mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Base
    Measurements: height 700mm, width 1500mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate,private
Details: Hampshire County Council, Gosport Borough Council, Gosport Society.
Responsibility
The Gosport Society

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