Weymouth was one of the main embarkation points for troops assembled in Marshalling Area D in South Dorset. Troops embarked the Quay. Many of the troops who embarked through Weymouth were part of the US 1st Division, the ‘Big Red One’, who landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day. There were also several hospitals in Weymouth to receive casualties who were evacuated from Normandy.
A Memorial stands on the Esplanade, dedicated to the American soldiers who embarked through Weymouth.
|Address||Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8BG, UK|
|Location type||Troop Embarkation Site|
|Site Ownership and Access Information||Car Parks in Town and at the Quay, Railway Station is 12 minutes’ walk. Most areas are public access.|
|Contact details||See Visit Weymouth website|
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