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Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers

Fred Gilroy (South Hetton, Durham 1921 - 2008)
minor and soldier during World War II. Friend of the sculptor.
Ray Lonsdale
2011

Scarborough /  Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers   Scarborough /  Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers

Description

Giant steel structure of Freddie Gilroy sitting on a bench. Freddie Gilroy was one of the first soldiers to relieve the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp at the end of World War II.

Scarborough - Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers Scarborough - Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers

To show the size of bench and statues, we sit and stand resp. next to it

Inscription(s)

"Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers"
They said for king and country
we should do as we were bid.
They said old soldiers never die -
but plenty young ones did.

Sculpture by Ray Lonsdale
in association with Artsbank (Saltburn)

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Great Britain
  • Gilroy, Fred
  • Lonsdale, Ray
  • Man on bench
  • Miner
  • Sit-by-me statue
  • Soldier
  • War Memorial (UK - WWII)
  • Location (N 54°17'23" - W 0°24'8")

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