Windermere - Rifle Corps men drowned off Cockshott Point WW2

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Reference WMO/272927


Memorial Gardens

Lake Road/Craig Walk


LA23 2ER


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Seat
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Raised
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Brass Plaque on a bench, with the badge of the King's Royal Rifle Corps engraved on the left hand side of the plaque. Unveiled February 2016. Funded by Windermere Branch of the Royal British Legion, see The Westmorland Gazette 28 July 1945 page 7 h-i, for details of this accident, and 22 October 2015 page 24 for the new bench which also retells the story of the tragedy. It is inside the Memorial Gardens (closest to the Cenotaph- WMO/118521) on the left hand (uphill) side
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KING’S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS/ [names]/ All drowned in Windermere 20th July 1945 on Army Manoeuvres.

2LT RODNEY NIGEL HOLTON age 20 Romsey, Hampshire/ RIFELEMEN JACK WILLIAM WEIR age 19 Culloden, Inverness/ BENJAMIN ERNEST TAYLOR age 19 Stratford-upon-avon, Warwickshire/ HARRY COHEN RICHARD age 19 Upper Holloway, London/ HENRY FRANK THORP age 18 Hammersmith, London/ RONALD WILLIAM DIGBY age 21 Willesden, London/

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