Kingston Upon Thames WW1 And WW2

Our reference
12100
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 11th November 1923

Current location

SHOPPING CENTRE MEMORIAL GARDEN ON SITE OF OLD BURIAL GROUND,Church St,Kingston Upon Thames,Kingston-upon-thames,Greater London,KT1,England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 180 693
Denomination: Unknown

Description

BASE AND PLINTH SURMOUNTED BY MALE FIGURE REPRESENTING TRIUMPHANT STRUGGLE OF MANKIND AGAINST LIFE'S DIFFICULTIES, HOLDING TORCH REPRESENTING SELF SACRIFICE AND SHIELDING A CHILD. NAME PLAQUES ARE ON THE BASE

Inscription

PLINTH: IN HONOUR OF/ THE MEN OF THIS/ TOWN WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES/ THE GREAT WARS/ 1914 - 1919/ 1939 - 1945 PLAQUES: (Names) BASE: AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE / SUN AND IN THE MORNING / WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 624
Served and returned: 0
Died: 624
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Component

Figures
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Plinth
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 11th November 1923
Attended by: MR F G PENNY MP

History

Listed Grade 11 2005 Applied for grant from The Wolfson Foundation and English Heritage

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

ROYAL BOROUGH OF KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES

Reference

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 94 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

Reference

Percy Simmonds Photograph Collection

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Archive for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this will be included in the record during 2015.

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