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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Birmingham
Town
Birmingham
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: May 2013
    Attended by: Peter Mathews CMG
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
68729
Current location

22 Cambrian Wharf
King Edward Road
Birmingham
Birmingham
West Midlands
B1 2QQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 05617 87195
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Rectangular plaque attached to a wall with the lettering in white.
Inscription
CANALS IN/ WARTIME/ IN COMMEMORATION OF THE EFFORTS OF THE/ BOATING PEOPLE, MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN,/ DURING THE TWO WORLD WARS./ 1914 -18/ & 1939-45/ THEY WORKED WITH LITTLE RESPITE CARRYING/ MUNITIONS, FOOD AND OTHER ESSENTIAL MATERIALS,/ UNFLINCHINGLY RISKING THEIR LIVES TO SUPPLY BOTH/ THE FRONT LINE AND THE HOME FRONT./ CANAL &/ RIVER TRUST/ UNVEILED MAY 2013/ REGISTERED CHARITY1145792.
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: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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