Weymouth War Memorials

This post is an amalgamation of the posts about the war memorials in Weymouth that I saw when I visited the town in 2013.

Weymouth Borough War Memorial

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

The ANZAC Memorial

The ANZAC Memorial  is situated on the Esplanade in Weymouth and 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°

American Rangers Memorial

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.

St Paul’s Parish Church War Memorial

The parish memorial at St Pauls Church, Weymouth is very typical of the smaller war memorials that often exist in the church grounds of a parish church. They usually commemorate the members from the parish that lost their lives in the two World Wars.

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