Far East Prisoners of War - Memorial Garden


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Reference WMO249173

Address:

Dunston Hill Hospital Chapel

Dunston Hill

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

NE11 9QT

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Garden
Materials:
  • Flora and Fauna Flora and Fauna (any)
Lettering: Unknown
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: MEMORIAL GARDEN. BRICK PAVED WITH SIX BENCHES, ROSES, FLOWERS AND TREES. MEMORIAL PLAQUE MOUNTED ON WALL BEARS INSCRIPTION. INDIVIDUAL PLAQUES ARE ALSO MOUNTED ON THE WALL, ONE FOR EACH OF THOSE COMRADES WHO HAVE DIED SINCE THE WAR ENDED. TOP CORNERS OF PLAQUES BEAR THE BADGE OF THE FEPOW ASSOCIATION, SHOWING THE RISING SUN WITH A CROSS BETWEEN THE RAYS AND A RAILWAY ENGINE.
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NORTH EAST FAR EAST/ PRISONERS OF WAR ASSOCIATION./ WE DEDICATE THIS GARDEN TO THE MEMORY OF OUR/ COMRADES WHO DID NOT RETURN FROM CAPTIVITY, AND/ TO THOSE WHO RETURNED BUT HAVE GONE BEFORE US./ "WE SHALL ALWAYS REMEMBER,/ EVERY DAY, EVERY MONTH, AND NOT JUST IN NOVEMBER."/ DEDICATED ON 13TH AUGUST 1995/ TO COMMEMORATE TO 50TH ANNIVERSARY/ OF VICTORY IN JAPAN. IN MEMORY OF FAR EAST PRISONERS OF WAR./ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM AND THEIR SERVICE TO OTHERS.

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