CBI memorials off the beaten track

Discussion in 'Burma & India' started by Hebridean Chindit, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review... Patron

    I know there are a variety of well known CBI memorials (and specific memorial threads on the site) but I thought I'd start this as a friend stumbled on one in Cornwall, not far from St Ives, and was kind enough to take a few snaps which I've uploaded to the 'bucket...


    This memorial window is in St Senara Church in Zennor; there is also a small plaque (referencing RASC Swindon), two vases (referencing West Cornwall BSA), two BSA cushion on the pew adjacent (one with an eight-point star) and a visitors book (with a request for CBI signatories only that was not entirely observed), but nothing specific as to the reasons for it being there, other than it is... the only thing I can find online is a reference to the dedication of the window in 1978 - the plaque mostly references RAF personnel...

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    Anybody know anything more about this one, or have found any others tucked away in unusual places...?
  2. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Hi HC,

    Fascinating stuff, thanks for posting the photos too.:)

    I am aware of Cornish Chindits from both campaigns, including several traveller/gypsy muleteers. I am sure one was called 'Samson' who became a scrap metal merchant after the war just outside Truro.

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