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|Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 3:13 pm Post subject: New and Unusual War Memorial in Whitby.
|I know this is way-off topic but I came across this memorial last week and thought it would be of interest.
The Whitby War Memorial was unveiled in the centre of the town on 8 June 2013.
The town's orginal memorial was the Whitby War Memorial Hospital opened in 1925 but since demolished and rebuilt and the deaths of two men from the town in Helmand, Afghanistan prompted the local council to propose a new memorial to be a focus for remembrance.
(Cpl. Damian Lawrence, 2nd Bn. Yorkshire Regt. was killed in February 2008 and Craftsman Andrew Found, REME attached to the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards was killed in June 2011)
The double plinth is of local sandstone and has "Lest We Forget" inscribed on the sloping panel.
Inset is a pillar of Masi Quartizite from the far north of Norway, an area where the Green Howards (1st Bn. Yorkshire Regt.) saw action in 1940.
Over 150 men were lost and in recognition of their actions King Harald was made Colonel-in-Chief of the Regiment.