Tag: Weymouth

Rangers Memorial in Weymouth

Another memorial on the Promenade in Weymouth is the American Rangers Memorial.  The memorial, unveiled in 1947, is in memory of American Servicemen 1939-1945.

IN MEMORY OF AMERICAN SERVICEMEN 1939-1945. 1944-1945. 

THE MAJOR PART OF THE AMERICAN ASSAULT FORCE WHICH

 LANDED ON THE SHORES OF FRANCE 6 JUNE 1944 WAS LAUNCHED

FROM WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND HARBORS. FROM 6 JUNE 1944 TO 7 MAY 1945, 517,816 TROOPS AND 144,093 VEHICLES EMBARKED FROM THE HARBORS. MANY OF THE TROOPS LEFT FROM WEYMOUTH PIER. THE REMAINDER OF THE TROOPS AND ALL THE VEHICLES PASSED THROUGH WEYMOUTH EN ROUTE TO PORTLAND POINTS OF EMBARKATION.

PRESENTED BY THE 14TH MAJOR PORT, U.S. ARMY. (Added JUNE 1999:) 

There are a number of events on the memorial, although it is really geared towards the lead up to D-Day, and the landings by the Americans, as well as the battle at Lyme Bay in Dorset.

28 APRIL 1944
LYME BAY
749 DIED DURING D-DAY 
TRAINING EXERCISE ‘TIGER’
WHEN A CONVOY OF LSTS WAS ATTACKED BY E-BOATS
OFF PORTLAND
24 DECEMBER 1944.

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The Anzac Memorial in Weymouth

The ANZAC Memorial in on the Esplanade in Weymouth is one of two memorials within sight of each other, separated by the Garden of Remembrance.

 

A.I.F

IN MEMORY OF 

ANZAC VOLUNTEER TROOPS

WHO AFTER ACTION

AT GALLIPOLI IN 1915

PASSED THROUGH HOSPITALS

AND TRAINING CAMPS IN DORSET

N.Z.E.F

THESE ANZAC TROOOPS

LATER MOVED FROM DORSET

TO ACTION IN PALESTINE

AND THE WESTERN FRONT

 

 

THEY CAME FROM AFAR 

IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM

Google Earth co-ordinates are:  50.616830°  -2.451451°

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War Memorial in Weymouth

This memorial commemorates “The Citizens of the Borough who made the Supreme Sacrifice during the Second World War”. It also lists those lost during World War 1.

It is one of two memorials separated by the Garden of Remembrance, within sight of each other on the promenade, the other being the Anzac Memorial.


Google Earth co-ordinates are:  50.617033°,  -2.451328°

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