NS4864 : War memorial near Paisley Abbey

taken 4 years ago, near to Paisley, Renfrewshire, Great Britain

War memorial near Paisley Abbey
War memorial near Paisley Abbey
This memorial is located at the north-eastern corner of a grassy area that was formerly the abbey churchyard: NS4863 : Paisley Abbey: the former Abbey Churchyard / NS4863 : Paisley Abbey: the former Abbey Churchyard. Part of Paisley Abbey itself can be seen in the background.

The stone is marked NVA (Normandy Veterans Association), and the main text is as follows:

"To the eternal memory of all who fought and died in the Battle of Normandy 6th June 20th Aug 1944. We will remember them."

"Erected by West of Scotland Branch 54."

A plaque at the base records that the stone was re-dedicated in August 2004 to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Normandy Landings (the plaque in the right foreground records an earlier re-dedication on the 14th of July 1996).

The medallion on the upper part of the stone has the inscription "Blessent mon cur d'une langueur monotone", words which played a significant part in the preparations for the Landings.
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Date Taken
Monday, 26 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Saturday, 5 October, 2013
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4857 6402 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:50.7328N 4:25.2087W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4856 6402
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