The Dorsets Devon & Dorsets and Rifles

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Reference WMO213998

Address:

Mampits Cemetery

Christys

Shaftesbury

SP7 8QR

England

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Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other monument
Materials:
  • Stone Portland stone
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • Afghanistan (2001 -)
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
  • Iraq (2003-2009)
About the memorial: On the amalgamation of the Devon & Dorset's into the Rifles local people led by the Mayor recognised the hurt and concern this had on the old soldiers and their families, decided to produce two new War Memorials, to show the old soldiers of the Dorset's (amalgamated into the Devon & Dorset's previously) and Devon & Dorset's their full support and recognition of past sacrifice, £11,000 was raised in small donations from Shaftesbury people and this wonderful War Memorial for them and the new Regiment was commissioned and dedicated. The Poem below recognises the loss of Rifleman Allen and others that followed from the new Regiment.
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Dorset's Devon & Dorset's, & Rifles cap badges. Inset a piece of lapis lazuli from Afghanistan

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