A memorial to those who were killed when H.M.L.C.H. 185 struck a mine on the 25th June 1944 off the coast of Lion-sur-Mer.
TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO PERISHED ABOARD H.M.L.C.H. 185
A la memoire des defunts de la barge de debarquement H.M.L.C.H. 185
Struck by an acoustic mine on 25th June 1944.
Shipmates never to be forgotten.
Unveiled June 2018 by Telegraphist Patrick Thomas, a survivor of the sinking.
Coulee par une mine acoustique le 25 juin 1944
Ne les oublions pas.
Plaque inauguree en juin 2018 par le telegraphiste Patrick Thomas, survivant du naufrage.
There are no roses on a sailor's grave, nor wreaths upon the storm tossed waves.
No heartbroken words carved in stone, just shipmates lying there alone.
The only tributes are the seagulls' sweeps, and the teardrops when a loved one weeps.
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