40 Royal Marines Commando, 'T' Company

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Address:

St Andrew's Church

Military Road

Chale, Isle of Wight

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Within the church on the rear, west wall of the nave. A brass plaque, mounted on a wooden board, commemorating the men of 'T' Company, 40 Royal Marines Commando, who were billeted and trained at Chale, and who perished when HMS Fidelity was sunk by German submarine, U-435 on 30 December, 1942.
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40 ROYAL MARINES COMMANDO (1942-1946) 'T' COMPANY H.M.S. FIDELITY TO THE GREATER GLORY OF GOD AND EVERLASTING MEMORY OF THE 53 ROYAL MARINES WHO WERE BILLETED AND TRAINED IN THE PARISH OF CHALE AND WHO PERISHED AT SEA WHEN HMS FIDELITY WAS SUNK BY U435 ON 30th Dec 1942 OFF THE AZORES. WENT THE DAY WELL? WE DIED AND NEVER KNEW FREEDOM. WE DIED FOR YOU. (Names)

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