Memorial tablet in Bere Ferrers, England, [ca 1918]
Reference Number: 1/2-013934-G
A close up view of a brass memorial plaque on the wall of St Andrews church in Bere Ferrers remembering the ten New Zealand soldiers who were killed in a rail accident at the station there in 1917. The plaque lists the men and gives an account of the accident. Photograph taken circa 1918 by Thomas Frederick Scales.
1 image, related to England, Memorials, Plaques, plaquettes, Church buildings - England and World War, 1914-1918 - Military personnel, New Zealand - England.
Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918, Reference Number PA-Group-00051 (1455 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Dry plate glass negative 4 x 5 inches. Horizontal imageSingle negative
Historical Notes: On 24 September 1917 ten New Zealand soldiers alighting from a train that had stopped at Bere Ferrers station were hit by an oncoming express train. Eight soldiers died immediately and two later.
Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Negatives are not available for viewing. Surrogate copies will be provided.
Citation: Any publication or exhibition must be accompanied by the credit "Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand"
Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom left: UK143
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