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Reference WMO/283313


Volunteer Life Brigade Watch House

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Brass Plaque in wooden frame. The plaque originally accompanied a bed at the Sunderland Children's Hospital, for which £94 was raised. Subsequently the plaque was in Grindon Hall, which was demolished. It was moved to the Life Brigade House in 2010 for the 60th anniversary of the disaster. Another two local children were saved- Eleanor Wright aged 13 and William Short aged 9. See also WMO/283314 for a specific memorial to Geoffrey Crawford, aged 13, who gave his own life saving the life of another evacuee- Louis Walter, of London
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In memory of/the following Wearside children/who lost their lives in the City of Benares/through enemy action/September 1940/[names]

Geoffrey Crawford, aged 13, Maureen Dixon, 10, Derek Leigh, 11, Peter Short, 5, Edith Smith, 13, Irene Smith, 10, Thomas William Watson, 9 Ann Jordeson Watson, 6 Dorothy Wood, 9

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