The Essex Scottish Regiment Dieppe Memorial

The Essex Scottish Regiment - 19th August 1942

The Essex Scottish Regiment - 19th August 1942

At dawn, on 19 August 1942, 553 members of The Essex Scottish Regiment landed at Red Beach in front of the Town of Dieppe, France as part of the 4th Canadian Division raid, Operation JUBILEE.  By 6:30 am the battle was effectively over for the Scottish and withdrawal was ordered at 11:00 am.  Only 53 returned to England, some wounded.  The Dieppe Memorial was dedicated on 19 August 2006 as a permanent memorial to The Essex Scottish who participated in the 1942 Dieppe Raid and also in the Allied Advance in 1944-45.  The black granite memorial was designed by then University of Windsor student, Rory O'Connor with a unique feature that allows the sun to shine through the maple leaf hole at exactly 1:00 pm Dieppe time to illuminate a silver maple leaf imbedded in the base.

This memorial is identical to The Essex Scottish Regiment Dieppe Raid Memorial in Dieppe Gardens, Windsor, Ontario dedicated on 19 August 2010.

Inscription

Front

THE ESSEX SCOTTISH REGIMENT
19TH AUGUST 1942

Back

RED BEACH

DEDICATED BY THE ESSEX SCOTTISH REGIMENT CANADA TO THE MEMORY OF OUR COMRADES WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN WORLD WAR II DURING THE RAID ON DIEPPE AUGUST 19, 1942 AND DURING THE ALLIED AVANCE THROUGH FRANCE, BELGIUM, HOLLAND AND GERMANY 1944-45 ON TO THE ROAD TO VICTORY

DÉDIÉ PAR LE REGIMENT ESSEX SCOTTISH CANADA A LA MEMOIRE DE NOS CAMARADES QUI ONT PERDU LA VIE PENDAT LA DEUXIEME GUERRE MONDIALE AU COURS DU RAID LE 19 AOUT 1942 ET PENDANT L’AVANCE DES ALLIES A TRAVERS LA FRANCE, LA BELGIQUE, LA HOLLANDE ET L’ALLEMANDE (1944-45) EN VOIE DE REMPORTER LA VICTORIE.

Directions

The monument is located at Red Beach on the Esplanade west of Dieppe Harbour.  The address is 6 Boulevard Marechal Foch, Dieppe, France 76200. 

GPS Coordinates: Latitude 49.9305934 (approximate) Longitude 1.0795199 (approximate)

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