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Ladyville in Belize Rural Central, Belize, Belize
 

The Belize Defence Force Fallen

 
 
The Belize Defence Force Fallen Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 11, 2017
1. The Belize Defence Force Fallen Marker
The inscriptions on the marker are very light and hard to read in this view.
Inscription.
In memory of
the members of
The Belize Defence Force
who died whilst in service
“They will be remembered”

Names of the fallen soldiers

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

 
Location. 17° 32.603′ N, 88° 18.25′ W. Marker is in Ladyville, Belize, in Belize Rural Central. Marker is on Old Airport Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker and monument are directly outside of the Force Headquarters of the Belize Defence Force. This is an active military base and permission to enter and photograph must be requested. Marker is in this post office area: Ladyville, Belize 7M75L KWPH2, Belize.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burrell Boom (approx. 11.4 kilometers away); Antonio Soberanis Gomez (approx. 13.6 kilometers away); Death of William Hart Bennett (approx. 13.6 kilometers away).
 
Categories. Military
 
The Belize Defence Force Fallen Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 11, 2017
2. The Belize Defence Force Fallen Marker
On each side of the monument is an additional marker with a stanza of Binyon's 1914 poem, "For the Fallen".
An additional marker near a colonial era cannon. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 11, 2017
3. An additional marker near a colonial era cannon.
The marker reads:
These cannon, recovered from the area of St Georges Cay, date from the late eighteenth century. They are typical of the cannon used in the successful British defence of St Georges Cay against a Spanish Naval flotilla on 10th September 1798
The Belize Defence Force Fallen Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 11, 2017
4. The Belize Defence Force Fallen Marker
Note the 18th century cannon on both sides of the main monument.
The Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 11, 2017
5. The Force Museum
The Belize Defence Force Museum is directly to the east of the Headquarters building.
An additional marker on the Force Museum's 1999 dedication. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 11, 2017
6. An additional marker on the Force Museum's 1999 dedication.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 2, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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