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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Weymouth And Portland
Town
Chesil
County
Dorset
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22nd August 1945
    Attended by: Ambassador of the United States
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
90
Current location

VICTORIA GARDENS
5 Victoria Road
Chesil
Weymouth And Portland
Dorset
DT5 1FE
England

OS Grid Ref: SY 68327 73780
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
LARGE RECTANGULAR BLOCK ON A PLINTH, WITH PLAQUE ON FRONT FACE. AMERICAN FLAGS ETCHED INTO THE UPPER CORNERS OF THE PLAQUE
Inscription
THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED BY/ HIS EXCELLENCY THE AMERICAN AMBASSADOR/ MR JOHN G WINANT/ 1944 - 1945/ THE MAJOR PART OF THE AMERICAN ASSAULT FORCE WHICH LANDED ON THE SHORES OF FRANCE ON D-DAY 6TH JUNE 1944 WAS LAUNCHED FROM PORTLAND HARBOR (SIC) FROM 6 JUNE 1944 TO 7 MAY 1945, 415585 TROOPS AND 144093 VEHICLES WERE EMBARKED FROM THIS HARBOR. THIS PLAQUE MARKS THE ROUTE WHICH THE VEHICLES AND TROOPS TOOK ON THEIR WAY TO THE POINTS OF EMBARKATION. PRESENTED BY THE 14TH MAJOR PORT, US ARMY./ HAROLD MILLER, MAJOR TC/ SUB PORT COMMANDER/ SHERMAN L KISER COLONEL TC PORT COMMANDER
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • 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: Bronze
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 3FT, height 4FT, width 8FT
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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