Gnr R Watmore Plaque

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Reference WMO229649

Address:

Garden of Flats 1-4,

Welton Court

Whitby

YO21 3JZ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Memorial donated by Mr Moia Porteus 50 years later on 6th September 1992. Mr Porteus lived in the neighbouring house to The Metropole Hotel where the regiment was based and took cups of tea made by his mother to sentries on duty here, serving Gnr. Watmore, minutes before the explosion in which Gnr. Watmore was killed. The plaque was carved by Mr Peter Hill of Whitby.
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Close by during an air raid on the night of 6th September 1942 Gunner Robert Watmore aged 19 years from Newbridge, Nr. Edinburgh, serving with the 52nd Training Regiment, RA, became the only British soldier to be killed in Whitby by enemy action in the Second World War 'Lest we forget'

Gunner Robert Watmore.

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