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Memorial details

Memorial type
Trophy / Relic
District
North Down
Town
Bangor
County
Down
Country
Northern Ireland
Commemoration
VC or GC Recipients, First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1919
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
9178
Current location

Near to the Bangor War Memorial
WARD PARK
Bangor
North Down
Down
BT20 5BE
Northern Ireland

OS Grid Ref: NW 63910 35594
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
U-Boat deck gun taken from U.B.19 with inscribed plaque. This memorial is situated alongside the Bangor War Memorial (WMR 9177)
Inscription
705R/ THIS GUN, TAKEN FROM GERMAN/ SUBMARINE U.B.19., WAS ALLOTTED/ TO BANGOR (COUNTY DOWN) BY/ THE ADMIRALTY IN RECOGNITION/ OF THE VALOROUS CONDUCT OF/ COMMANDER THE HON. EDWARD/ BARRY STEWART BINGHAM, OF/ H.M.S. "NESTOR", AT THE BATTLE OF/ JUTLAND ON THE 31ST MAY 1916,/ FOR WHICH HE RECEIVED THE/ VICTORIA CROSS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bingham, The Honourable Edward Barry Stewart
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Commemorations
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forenames, surname, regiment, date of battle, honours
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forenames, surname, regiment, date of battle, honours,
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Trophy / Relic
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • BANGOR: AN HISTORICAL GAZETTEER by PATTON, MARCUS 96 Source: Image Library Published:ULSTER ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY SOCIETY 1999 BELFAST
  • THE IRISH SWORD VOL.19 P.348 (WINTER 1995) Source: Link Library

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