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Monument Number 1420420

Hob Uid: 1420420
Location :
Dorset
Portland
Grid Ref : SY7050072180
Summary : Site of a World War II minefield located above Little Beach and below the railway line at East Weare. It formed part of the Isle of Portland Defences and Dorset Coastal Defences and was laid out in 1940-41. The minefield had been cleared by 1946.
More information : Two American servicemen were killed in this minefield on 27 July 1944. [This incident was witnessed by Frank Dawe of Yeovil, a member of the Royal Observer Corps on duty at the observation post at Grove Point, and Gordon Black of Portland who lived at the Grove] At East Weare, above Little Beach and below the railway line. (1)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Migrated Defence of Britain Project database record originally compiled from various sources
Source details : The two databases developed by the Project can be searched on-line through the Archaeology Data Service at http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/specColl/dob/index.cfm
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : Constructed 1940-41
Monument End Date : 1941
Monument Start Date : 1940
Monument Type : Minefield
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : DoB Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : S0005906
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SY 77 SW 23
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, THE DEFENCE OF BRITAIN PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-04-01
End Date : 2002-03-01