The Burma Star Association

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Reference WMO264937

Address:

Fylde Memorial Arboretum and Community Woodland

Moor Park Avenue

Bispham

Blackpool

FY2 0LZ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Stone of remembrance
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A composite memorial comprising a main stone of remembrance and a short length of rail line with sleepers commemorating the Thai-Burma Railway. The stone bears the Burma Star Association insignia with simple cross above.
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Stone of Remembrance: When you go home,/ tell them of us and say,/ for your tomorrow, we gave our today. Plaque on the Railway: This is a symbolic representation of the/ Burma Railway, which was built in Thailand by/ Allied Prisoners of War of the Japanese./ This memorial is a tribute to those who were forced/ to construct the infamous 'Railway of Death',/ many of whom paid the ultimate sacrifice./ Those Prisoners of War who survived became/ holders of the Burma Star.

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