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Commemorative plaque Gladston Lionel Smedley

Date: 1944
Dimensions:
Overall: 145 × 268 mm
Medium: Bronze, ink
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Mission to Seafarers
Object Name: Plaque
Object No: 00054925

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    Description
    Commemorative plaque 'in memory of my beloved husband Gladstone Lionel Smedley, 4th Engineer MV TULAGI, lost at sea due to enemy action 19 May 1944'
    SignificanceThis plaque is part of a group from the Mission that range from 1900 to 1943 erected for people and ships lost at sea and people who worked for many years at the mission. They are all wonderful, evocative and poignant memorials, ranging from 'lost at sea through enemy action', 'a faithful friend of seamen', 'died of an accident on the bridge', 'lost overboard aged 21', and 'fell from aloft'. They are important records of a time when lost sailors were grieved for at the mission and the plaques and services stood in for burials that did not occur. They are outstanding examples of maritime related sites of grief, commemoration and memory.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: Commemorative plaque Gladston Lionel Smedley

    Collection title: Mission to Seafarers collection

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