Chief Wren Cecily Benjamin Memorial

Discussion in 'The Women of WW2' started by Tonym, May 28, 2013.

  1. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    I have been researching the details of the female casualties of the sinking of the SS Aguila, August 1941 – 21 Wrens and 1 Naval Nursing Sister. One of the casualties was Chief Wren Cecily Monica Benjamin.

    A comment on the Overton-on-Dee website quotes “Mr Edward Benjamin commissioned a memorial to his wife Cecily Benjamin. The twelve foot high angel hovering over the sea. Part of the inscription mentioned the girls 'Joyous youth' and loyal devotion to duty. It ends with the words 'And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them walking on the sea”

    Despite considerable research I have been unable to find any further reference or illustration of this memorial which I have to assume is somewhere in Overton-on-Dee, Wrexham. Can anybody assist please?

    Tony
     
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  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    hello Tony


    AGUILA WRENS
    OUR REF: 13483
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    Address

    OVERTON ON DEE
    CLWYD
    WALES



    Type:

    TREE, AVENUE OR GROVE

    Other Location Details:

    MAIN STREET OPPOSITE THE PARISH CHURCH


    OS Map Ref:

    SJ 370 410

    Inscription
    'AT THE FOURTH WATCH, JESUS CAME TO THEM, WALKING ON THE WATER'

    Components

    Component

    Material(s)

    Height

    Width

    Depth

    MEMORIAL









    Physical Description
    TREE WITH PLAQUE BENEATH IT

    Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

    War

    SECOND WORLD WAR (1939-1945)

    Total names on memorial:

    0

    Served & Returned

    0

    Died

    0

    Is this an exact count?

    NOT KNOWN

    How are the names ordered?

    NOT KNOWN

    What information is listed on the memorial?

    NONE

    Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?

    NO


    http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.13483/fromUkniwmSearch/1

    regards
    Clive
     
  3. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Thanks Clive

    Sounds a bit different to a twelve foot angel hovering above the sea. Perhaps the angel flew off or was not approved?

    Tony
     

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