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.
IN MEMORY OF
ANZAC VOLUNTEER TROOPS
WHO AFTER ACTION
AT GALLIPOLI IN 1915
PASSED THROUGH HOSPITALS
AND TRAINING CAMPS IN DORSET
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
749 DIED DURING D-DAY
TRAINING EXERCISE ‘TIGER’
WHEN A CONVOY OF LSTS WAS ATTACKED BY E-BOATS
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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