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New Romney, War Memorials

The commemoration of the dead of New Romney in the two World Wars I subsequently discovered is on brass plaques within St Nicholas’s Church (see previous post.)

However what may be a recently laid memorial garden, probably for the 100 anniversary of the Great War, lies opposite the church.

This contains a stone slab with an attached metal panel inscribed with the familiar fourth verse of the poem “For the Fallen.”

War Memorial, New Romney, Kent

Another stone is dedicated to the Burma Star Association Romney Marsh Branch and is inscribed with the Kohima Epitaph, ‘When you go home, tell them of us and say, For your tomorrow, we gave our today.’

Burma Star Association Memorial, New Romney

There is also a “Ghost Soldier” seen here before a bed of poppies and remembrance crosses:-

"Ghost Soldier" War Memorial New Romney

Another memorial bears a plaque saying, “Candle of Remembrance.” Click to enlarge and see inscription:-

Candle of Remembrance, New Romney

Inverness War Memorial (i)

Inverness’s memorial to the dead of the two World Wars of the twentieth century is an impressive sandstone construction surmounted by a Celtic cross, situated by the side of the River Ness.


Inverness War Memorial From Approach

Below, seen from River Ness.
Burma Campaign Memorial to foreground, inscribed, “To the memory of those who served in the Burma campaign 1941-1945.
Highland Counties Branch Burma Star Association.
When you go home tell them of us and say for your tomorrow we gave our today.
The Kohima Epitaph.
This memorial was dedicated on the 11th November 2006.”

Inverness War Memorial

War Memorial side view:-

Inverness War Memorial From Side

Rear view. River Ness in background:-

Inverness War Memorial Rear

Field of Remembrance, Inverness War Memorial. Dedicated 7th November 2011, dedication includes the Kohima Epitaph. The cross is in remembrance of Passchendaele, the slab behind commemorates Nurse Edith Cavell. River Ness behind:-

Field of Remembrance, Inverness War Memorial

Gardens in front of Inverness War Memorial, dedicated to Nurse Edith Cavell:-

Cavell Garden Gates, Inverness

Morecambe War Memorials

On our recent trip down south we stopped off at Morecambe again. This time we stayed the night so I was able to take quite a few photos.

The War Memorial there has an imposing position overlooking the sea. The lion surmounting the plinth is a good touch.

This is the west side, commemorating WW 1.

Morecambe War Memorial west side

There are more names on the north and south sides.

The east side commemorates WW 2.

Morecambe War Memorial east side

You can glimpse part of the Midland Hotel in the background in this angle.

Just to the east of the main memorial there is a small garden area containing a memorial of the Burma Star Association.

Burma Star Memorial, Morecambe 1

The other side of this shows a stone poppy encircling a star.

Burma Star Memorial, Morecambe 2

I assumed the local regiments had been posted to Burma and the Burma Star Association website confirms Lancashire regiments were indeed involved there.

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