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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Croydon
Town
Croydon
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902), First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 31st January 1953
    Attended by: HRH THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
862
Current location

North wall of main foyer of Town Hall
on west side of entrance doors
Croydon Town Hall
Katharine Street
Croydon
Croydon
Greater London
CR9 1QN
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 32382 65393
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A MOULDED DARK OAK BOARD WITH LETTERING IN GILT.
Inscription
PRISTINE VIRTUTIS MEMOR / HRH THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER KG / ON THE 31ST JANUARY 1953 / WAS PLACED HERE BY THE CITIZENS OF CROYDON TO HONOUR / THE 4TH BATTALION THE QUEEN'S ROYAL REGIMENT / RAISED IN CROYDON IN 1859 AS A VOLUNTEER COMPANY, IT BECAME IN 1860 TWO COMPANIES OF THE / 1ST SURREY ADMINISTRATIVE BATTALION, IN 1867 THE 2ND SURREY RIFLE VOLUNTEERS AND IN 1881 / THE 1ST VOLUNTEER BATTALION THE QUEENS ROYAL WEST SURREY REGIMENT. IT PROVIDED A / COMPANY IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899-1902 / IN 1908 IN THE NEWLY CONSTITUTED TERRITORIAL FORCE IT BECAME / THE 4TH BATTALION THE QUEENS ROYAL WEST SURREY REGIMENT. / IN THE 1ST WORLD WAR IT WAS EXPANDED TO FORM THREE BATTALIONS / THEY WERE AWARDED THESE BATTLE HONOURS / 'NORTH WEST FRONTIER 1916-1917' / 'SUVLA' 'LANDING AT SUVLA' 'SCIMITAR HILL' GALLIPOLI 1915' 'RUMANI' 'EGYPT 1915-1916' / 'MARNE 1918' SOISSONAIS' 'OURGQ' 'GAZA' 'EL MUSHAR' 'JERUSALEM' 'JERICHO' 'TEL ASSUR' / 'PALESTINE 1917-1918' 'YPRES 1917' 'BROODSEINDE' 'PASSCHENDALE 1917' 'CAMBRAI' 'FRANCE AND FLANDERS 1914-1918' / ON THE 1ST OF JANUARY 1921 IT BECAME / THE 4TH BATTALION THE QUEENS ROYAL REGIMENT (WEST SURREY). / IN 1938 63RD SL REGIMENT WAS ADDED TO ITS TITLE, AND IN 1942 IT BECAME THE 127TH / LAA REGIMENT RA (QUEENS). IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR IT TOOK PART IN THE AIR DEFENCEOF GREAT BRITAIN, MANNED THE DEFENCES OF THE MULBERRY HARBOUR, SERVED ON HMS DESPATCH / AND FOUGHT FROM D DAY UNTIL THE END OF THE WAR IN EUROPE, IN NORMANDY, FRANCE / BELGIUM, HOLLAND AND GERMANY / IN 1947 / IT BECAME THE 598TH LAA REGT RA (QUEENS) TA / AND IN 1952 / 598TH LAA REGT RA (4TH BATTALION, THE QUEENS ROYAL REGIMENT) TA / VEL EXUVIAE TRIUMPHANT
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: height 2600MM, width 1550MM
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICES AND WORKS, CROYDON
Reference
  • V62

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