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Memorial Title

Sime Road Internees

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial flag at Allestree, Derby, commemorating Sime Road Internees.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Allestree Club
39 Cornhill
Allestree
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE22 2FS

NGR:
SK 34512 39780
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial is wall-mounted on the north wall of the function room. The building was formerly known as The Royal British Legion (Allestree) Club.

Previous location:
Sime Road Internment Camp
Sime Rd
Bukit Timah
Singapore
Nearest postcode:


NGR:
Location details:
The site of the former Sime Road Internment Camp for WW2 civilians is now a heritage site but none of the camp buildings survive.
Type
Overall type: Flag.


Overall condition: Fair. The memorial is cared for.


Description:

A small cloth Union Flag mounted in a glazed wooden frame. A small card within the frame contains the typed caption.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Flag Fabric c600 c750 - Fair
Frame (including caption) Wood, card, glass c700 c850 c20 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
THIS UNION FLAG WAS RETURNED TO ITS HOMELAND FOLLOWING THE
SURRENDER OF THE JAPANESE IN THE FAR EASTERN WAR OF 1941 TO 1945.
IT REMAINED HIDDEN FROM THE ENEMY IN THE SIME ROAD INTERNMENT CAMP
THROUGHOUT THE OCCUPATION OF SINGAPORE AND WAS SECRETLY USED IN
SERVICES OF HOMAGE PAID TO OUR COMRADES WHO DIED FROM WOUNDS AND
DISEASE.

Presented to the Allestree Branch of the Royal British Legion by Captain T. S. Terry, a member
of the Branch and unveiled on 6th June 1977, the Silver Jubilee Year of our Patron,
H. M. Queen Elizabeth II by Colonel J. H. Hughes, CBE, O.St.J., TD, MA, MEd, past National
Chairman of the Legion and Chairman of the Poppy Appeal.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War Civilians (1939-1945) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Royal British Legion, Allestree Branch.

Local authorities:
From WW2: Allestree Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council
From 1968: Derby County Borough Council (Derby Corporation) (Unparished)
From 1974 to 1997: Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council and Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997: The unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History
c1945: The flag was removed from the Sime Road Internment Camp after its liberation.

6th June, 1977: The flag was presented to the Allestree Branch of the RBL by Capt T. S. Terry and unveiled by Col J. H. Hughes, CBE, OStJ, TD, MA, MEd

14th April, 2014: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.
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