Duff House WWII Memorial

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Reference WMO265884

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Duff House

Banff

AB45 3SX

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Cairn
Materials:
  • Rock/Rough Stone Rock/Rough Stone
  • Stone Sandstone
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: This memorial may be unique as it remembers both British and German casualties. The result of German bombing of Duff House which was then a Prisoner of War camp on 22nd July 1940. The German casualties were part of the 47 crew of U-26 which had been sunk on 1st July 1940. The British casualties were members of the guard detachment The Friends of Duff House and Historic Environment Scotland (HES) worked together to create this lasting memorial for those who died. The dedication service was on July 22 2018– exactly 78 years to the day since the raid.
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This Monument is Dedicated to Hermann Ackermann Kriegsmarine Thomas Blakely Royal Armoured Corps Rudolf Bopp Kriegsmarine Heinz Heymann Kriegsmarine George James Royal Army Medical Corps Conrad Marshall Kriegsmarine Gunter Nordhausen Kriegsmarine Kurt Redieck Kriegsmarine AND TO THE MANY MEN INJURED NEAR THIS SPOT WHEN DUFF HOUSE WAS ATTACKED DURING AN AIR RAID ON 22ND JULY 1940 Friends of Duff House 2018

Hermann Ackermann Kriegsmarine Thomas Blakely Royal Armoured Corps Rudolf Bopp Kriegsmarine Heinz Heymann Kriegsmarine George James Royal Army Medical Corps Conrad Marshall Kriegsmarine Gunter Nordhausen Kriegsmarine Kurt Redieck Kriegsmarine

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