40 Royal Marine Commando. Dieppe and Italy

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Reference WMO263410

Address:

Chine Avenue

Shanklin

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Plaque in wooden case with flagpole alongside
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BEFORE THE RAID ON DIEPPE ON AGUST 19TH, 1942,/ THIS CHINE WAS USED BY 40 COMMANDO ROYAL MARINES/ FOR DAILY TRAINING. THE HEADQUARTERS WAS/ ESTABLISHED AT UPPER CHINE SCHOOL AND THE/ COMMANDO WAS BILLETED IN SHANKLIN, SANDOWN AND/ VENTNOR. THE COMMANDO WAS BILLETED IN SHANKLIN, SANDOWN AND/ VENTNOR. THE COMMANDO SUBSEQUENTLY TOOK PART IN/ THE INVASION OF SICILY AND ITALY, IN OPERATIONS/ IN YUGOSLAVIA AND THE FINAL DEFEAT OF THE GERMAN/ ARMY IN NORTHERN ITALY DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF/ COLONEL NEAL MAUDE R.M./ SERVED WITH 40 R.M. COMMANDO FEB 42 - AUG 44/ DIED 30TH MAY 1987/ IT IS DUE TO HIS EFFORTS THAT THIS MEMORIAL WAS RAISED

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