80th Remembrance Gathering for the Allied Men of the Suez Maru

  • 29 November 2023
  • 12pm

Shot at Dawn

Visitors are advised that the Shot at Dawn Memorial will close to the public on Monday 6 May. The memorial will undergo restoration and will be closed for approximately six weeks whilst these works take place. Free Shot at Dawn Talks will continue to take place daily at 12.30pm and 1.30pm in the Millennium Chapel, please ask at the Welcome Desk for more information. Visit our Shot at Dawn Restoration Appeal to find out more and donate.

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This significant anniversary will be marked by the gathering of families around the Suez Maru Memorial built in 2013, to place poppy crosses within a tide of 417 poppy crosses, each bearing the name of a Suez Maru man.


Their names will be read aloud and the Tide of Poppies laid out as 'long lines of men in the water' will be a stark, visually poignant reminder of the great loss of allied life in the war crime. 


The service will include:

  • 12pm - Gather at the Suez Maru Memorial
  • Welcome by Reverend Sonya
  • Speakers
  • Roll Call of prisoners of war aboard the Suez Maru
  • Reading of their names aloud by all
  • FEPOW Prayer
  • The Last Post
  • Two-minute silence
  • Rouse
  • A Tide of Poppies - The Laying of Poppy Crosses
  • Kohima epitaph  

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Memorial to Suez Maru

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