Railway Steam Locomotive 'SINGAPORE'

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Reference WMO191870

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Rocks by Rail (Rutland Railway Museum)

Cottesmore Iron Ore Mines Sidings

Ashwell Road

Cottesmore, Rutland

Oakham

LE15 7FF

England

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Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Vehicle
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Other
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Singapore Naval Dockyard steam locomotive captured along with 80,000 allied servicemen by the Japanese on the Fall of Singapore in February 1942 . Now a preserved steam locomotive still displaying war damage but with memorial plaques dedicated to the courage, sacrifice and comradeship of the Allied servicemen who suffered at the hands of the Japanese as Prisoners of War in the Far East 1941-1945..
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“SINGAPORE; Dedicated to the courage sacrifice and comradeship of allied Servicemen who in company with this locomotive became prisoners of war of the Japanese on the fall of Singapore in February 1942; And we that are left grow old with the years remembering the heartache the pain and the tears hoping and praying that never again man will sink to such sorrow and shame and the price that was paid we will always remember every day every week not just in November we will remember them”

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