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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Lichfield
Town
Alrewas
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), Malayan Emergency (1948-1960), Indonesian Confrontation (1963-1966), 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
Maker
MESSRS H L PERFITT (Stone Carver)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 04 August 2013
    Attended by: General Sir Garry Johnson KCB OBE MC, Presient NMBVA
  • Unveiled
    Date: 04 August 2013
    Attended by: General Sir Garry Johnson KCB OBE MC, President NMBVA
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
72172

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Current location

Memorial is no. 237 in Orange Zone. Near boundary with Gravel Works
at bottom of Yeomanry Avenue
National Memorial Arboretum
Croxall Road
Alrewas
Lichfield
Staffordshire
DE13 7AR
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 1818914777
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Granite stone of remembrance with commemorative inscription between an engraved emblem of the Veterans' Association (at top) and an engraving of a Malayan Keris/Kris sword (below). At the base of the stone is a small rectangular tablet inscribed with information on the dedication. There is a square stone tablet set into the ground, below which the records of the association are buried. The tablet has an explanatory description. A flagstone path leads to the stone of remembrance with a granite bench on each side. A further tablet describes the origins of the path. The stone is set in a grove.
Inscription
Stone of Remembrance (Emblem)/ THE MALAYA AND BORNEO VETERANS ASSOCIATION/ FOUNDED 1ST JUNE 1944/ THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED WITH PRIDE, RESPECT AND GRATITUDE/ TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THE/ BRITISH COLONIAL COMMONWEALTH ARMED FORCES AND CIVILIANS/ WHO IN THE LINE OF DUTY AND FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE./ THE MALAY PENINSULA 1941-1945/ JAVA/SUMATRA 1945-1946/ THE MALAY EMERGENCY 1948-1960/ THE BRUNEI INSURRECTION 1962-1963/ THE BORNEO INDONESIA CONFRONTATION 1963-1966/ NO GREATER LOVE HATH MAN THAN HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIEND/ ALSO IN MEMORY OF ALL MALAYA AND BORNEO VETERANS/ WHO SERVED IN THESE OPERATIONS/ LEST WE FORGET ANDAI NYA KITA TERLUPA/(Engraving of sword)/ (Tablet at base): THIS MEMORIAL WAS DEDICATED ON/ 4TH AUGUST 2013/ AND UNVEILED BY/ GENERAL SIR GARRY JOHNSON KCB OBE MC/ PRESIDENT NMBVA Ground slab: BELOW THIS SEAL, MADE ON 4TH AUGUST 2013,/ LIE THE HISTORICAL RECORDS OF THE NATIONAL/ MALAYA AND BORNEO VETERANS ASSOCIATION,/ FOUNDED ON THE 1ST JUNE 1994. THE NMBVA/ COMMEMORATES THOSE COLLEAGUES WHO/ FELL ON OPERATIONS IN MALAYA AND BORNEO/ AND THOSE WHO DEPARTED SUBSEQUENT TO/ THE END OF HOSTILITIES./ WHOSOEVER OPENS THIS SEAL IS CHARGED WITH RESPECTING/ THE MEMORY AND SERVICE OF THOSE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN. (Bench 1): MALAYA AND BORNEO VETERANS (Bench 2): UNKNOWN (Path tablet): THIS FOOTPATH WAS PROVIDED BY/ THE NATIONAL MALAYA & BORNEO/ VETERANS ASSOCIATION/ AUGUST 2013/ HL PERFITT STONEMASONS DISS
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
  • Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Indonesian Confrontation (1963-1966)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Seat
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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