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The Fourteenth Army Memorial

William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim
Bristol 1891 - London 1970
British military commander and the 13th Governor-General of Australia
(Wikipedia)
artist unknown
2008

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Description

Plaque with a portrait bust of Lord Slim and scenes of the Fourteenth army in India. The plaque is circumscribed

fourteenth army · field marshal "bill slim" 1891-1970
kohima epitaph "when you go home, tell them of us and say - for your tomorrow we gave our today".

Bristol - The Fourteenth Army Memorial Bristol - The Fourteenth Army Memorial

Inscription(s)

THE FOURTEENTH ARMY 1942-1945
this plaque commemorates the men and women of the fourteenth army,
1942-45, led by bristol-born field marshall sir william ("uncle bill") slim,
the 1st viscount slim of bishopston and yarramulla, kg, gcb, gcmg, gcvo,
gbe, dso, mc, (1891-1970). known as "the forgotten army", they defeated the
japanese invasion of india in 1944 and liberated burma in 1945.

this was britain's largest and most diverse army comprising many
nationalities and faiths. they fought for the cause of freedom.


This plaque was commissioned and supported by the Burma Plaque Commemorative Appeal
Committee, The Cultural Palace, Ray King and the Burma Star Association, Friendship
Global, TocH, Gurkha Veterans Foundation, Sikh Resource Centre, the John James
Bristol Foundation, Veterans donations, Bristol City Council, the Bristol
Commonwealth Society and Living Easton.

Signature

(unreadable) 2008

Sculptor

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