British Civilian And Military Far East POWs

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Reference WMO203629

Address:

10-12 Camden High Street

Junction Of Junction of Crowndale Rd, Eversholt St and Mornington St

Near Mornington Crescent tube

London borough of Camden

London

NW1 OJH

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Granite tablet dedicated to the British civilians and military personnel who were Prisoners of War in the Far East during the Second World War. Underneath Two Railway Tracks in a form of a cross to signify the Burma Railway. Around the base individual plaques to the fallen
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N MEMORY OF THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF BRITISH CIVILIAN AND MILITARY PERSONNEL WHO SUFFERED INCARCERATION, MANY DYING, IN THE FAR EAST DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939- 45 INCLUDING THOSE FORCED TO LABOUR ON THE BURMA RAILWAY. THEY ASK NOTHING BUT REMEMBRANCE OF THEIR LIVES AND A PROMISE OF PEACE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. Image by Ronald Searle, Artist and prisoner of war who laboured on the Burma Railway.

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