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Oorlogsmonument National Shell Filling Factory Chilwell Attenborough

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ERECTED
TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE
MEN AND WOMEN
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES BY EXPLOSIONS
AT THE NATIONAL SHELL FILLING FACTORY
CHILWELL
1916 Ė 1918

PRINCIPAL HISTORICAL FACTS
OF THE FACTORY
FIRST SOD TURNED 13TH SEPTEMBER 1915
FIRST SHELL FILLED 8TH JANUARY 1916
NUMBER OF SHELLS FILLED
WITHIN ONE YEAR OF
CUTTING THE FIRST SOD
1,260,000
TOTAL SHELLS FILLED
19,359,000
REPRESENTING 50.8% OF THE TOTAL
OUTPUT OF HIGH EXPLOSIVE SHELL
BOTH LYDDITE AND AMATOL 60PD TO 15INCH
PRODUCED IN GREAT BRITAIN DURING THE WAR
TOTAL TONNAGE OF EXPLOSIVE USED
121,360 TONS
TOTAL WEIGHT OF FILLED SHELL
1,100,000 TONS

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND
IN MEMRY OF THOSE WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN TWO WORLD WARS
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
THEIR NAME LIVETH
FOR EVERMORE

UNVEILED ON 30TH OF JUNE 1968 BY MT JAMES BOYDEN MP
PARLIAMENTARY UNDERSECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE ARMY
ON THE OCCASION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EXPLOSION AT CHILWELL
THE V.C. FACTORY
IN RECOGNITION OF THE BRAVERY AND FORTITUDE OF THE EMPLOYEES


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