American Red Cross - Madonna and Child

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Reference WMO/261903


St Mary's Church

Main Street

Shroton (also known as Iwerne Courtney)


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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Figure sculpture
  • Metal Brass
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Madonna and Child with brass plaque. Originally at the Chapel of St Martin at Tarrant Rushton Airfield, from where the D Day gliders took off. Given by Joseph M Doggett, Field Director of the American Red Cross unit there in memory of the men he served with - it is not clear whether he was referring to Red Cross personnel specifically or to all the service men at the base. I have put stone as the material but as I did not handle the statue. it might be plaster or something similar. It is on the windowsill in the north wall of the sanctuary,
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A.M.D/G./This figure of the Blessed Virgin is/ presented with profound gratitude and devotion/ to the dear memory of my boys/ whose friendship and gallantry make them imperishable/ Joseph M Doggett Field Director/ American Red Cross/ August 1944/ Chapel of St Martin R.A.F. Tarrant Rushton. Rev'd Richard M Taylor Chaplain R.A.F.

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