New Zealand Expeditionary Force Railway Station Accident

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Reference WMO236618

Address:

St. Andrew's church

Bere Ferrers

PL20 7JH

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
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Rectangular brass plaque with inscription in black and red lettering. With New Zealand flag next to it.
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TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND TO THE MEMORY / AND IN HONOUR OF / [10 names in 2 columns] / PRIVATES IN THE NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (28TH REINFORCEMENTS) WHO / WERE KILLED IN BERE FERRERS RAILWAY STATION WHILE GETTING OUT OF THEIR TROOP / TRAIN SEP. 24TH 1917. THEY HAD JUST LANDED AT PLYMOUTH AND WERE ON THEIR WAY / TO JOIN THEIR COMRADES ON SALISBURY PLAIN. THIS TABLET IS ERECTED IN THEIR / HONOUR AND MEMORY BY THE PEOPLE OF BERE FERRERS PARISH AND OTHER ADMIRERS, IN / APPRECIATION OF THEIR LOYALTY AND SELF SACRIFICE IN COMING FROM THEIR FAR OFF / HOMES TO FIGHT FOR ENGLAND IN THE GREAT WAR FOR THE FREEDOM OF THE WORLD.

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