Debt of Honour Register
In Memory of

MATTHEW CHARLES EDWARD SUTHERLAND

Bombardier 947223
66 Medium Regt., Royal Artillery

who died on
Friday 1 October 1943 . Age 25 .

Son of E. Sutherland and Norah Sutherland,
of South Shields, Co. Durham.


Cemetery:BROOKWOOD MEMORIALSurrey, United Kingdom
Grave or Reference Panel Number:Panel 2. Column 3.

 

Location:The Brookwood Memorial stands within Brookwood Military Cemetery. Brookwood is 30 miles from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322). The Memorial commemorates over 3,000 men and women of the land forces who, during the Second World War, died at sea, in the campaign in Norway in 1940, as members of raiding parties that set out from the United Kingdom, or as special agents or workers with
Allied underground movements, and who have no known grave. The Memorial is made of Portland stone and the names of those commemorated are carved on panels of green slate. A separate panel commemorates the loss at sea of 639 members of the African Pioneer Corps, whose names are recorded individually on memorials in their
home countries of Lesotho and Botswana. The general inscription on the Brookwood Memorial reads: 1939-1945 THIS MEMORIAL BEARS THE NAMES OF THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED MEN AND WOMEN OF THE FORCES OF
THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AND EMPIRE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY AND IN MANY FOREIGN LANDS IN HOME AND DISTANT WATERS IN THE CAMPAIGN OF 1940 IN NORWAY AND IN LATER RAIDS ON THE COAST OF EUROPE AND TO WHOM THE FORTUNE OF WAR DENIED A KNOWN AND HONOURED GRAVE. Above the general inscription on the inside of the parapet are carved the words: THE ETERNAL GOD IS THY REFUGE AND UNDERNEATH ARE THE EVERLASTING ARMS


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