Capt Simmon Latutin GC

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Reference WMO/300076


20 North Villas





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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Lettering: Unknown
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Square black plaque with gold lettering. As the primary purpose of this plaque is to mark the location of Captain Latutin’s former residence, this falls outside of WMT’s definition of a war memorial. Under the terms of WMT's definition, this is instead considered to be a historical marker.

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Captain Simmon Latutin/ G.C. (George Cross)/ Somerset Light Infantry/Somali Gendarmerie/ The son of Jewish immigrants,/ Simmon lived here from the 1920s til 1940./ He was posthumously awarded this highest/ medal for bravery when attempting to save the lives/ of three men in a burning barracks in Mogadishu,/ December 1944,/ "Be strong and of good courage." (Joshua 1:9)/ Donated by the UK Branch of the/ Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation

Captain Simmon Latutin




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