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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Alnwick
Town
Guyzance
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
73762
Current location

Beside the weir on the River Coquet
Guyzance
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE65 9AF
England

OS Grid Ref: NU 20634 03487
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone boulder. To the front has been fixed a plaque bearing the dedication and names. At top are the badges of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment and the Durham Light Infantry. The names are in a single column with a poem below by Charles Dick, the 2 verses side by side divided by a white vertical line. All lettering is in white serif capitals with the poem in lower case
Inscription
GUYZANCE TRAGEDY/17TH JANUARY 1945/DURING A RIVER CROSSING EXERCISE STRONG CURRENTS AND FLOODS/SWEPT THEIR BOAT OVER THE WEIR. WEIGHED DOWN BY THEIR/EQUIPMENT NOT ONE OF THE EIGHTEEN YEAR OLD/SOLDIERS SURVIVED
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ashton, N
Clements, P G
Fredlieb, M
King, E
Lee, K
Leighton, A
Peddelty, M M
Wilson, J W
Winteringham, R H B
Yates, A
See details for all 10 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: rank THEN surname
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: The stone was donated by Asda. War Memorials Trust donated £200 towards costs

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate

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