Kensington

Our reference
12103
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 1st July 1922
  • Dedicated : 1st July 1922

Current location

Church Street/ Kensington High Street,Kensington,Kensington And Chelsea,Greater London,SW10 9LQ,England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 260 780
Denomination: Unknown

Description

FLEURY STYLE CROSS ON STONE PILLAR, GOTHIC DESIGN. TOP WITH FOUR ANGELS PLACED IN NICHES, STANDS ON A LOW SQUARE PEDESTAL WITH STEPPED BASE. DRAPED FEMALE FIGURE SYMBOLISING REMEMBRANCE STANDS AT THE FOOT OF THE COLUMN, RIGHT ARM RAISED TO A SCROLL WITH INSCRIPTION ON IT. KENSINGTON BOROUGH ARMS AND MOTTO BENEATH FIGURE

Inscription

ON SCROLL ON COLUMN: AWAKE REMEMBRANCE/ OF THE VALIANT DEAD BASE OF COLUMN: QUID NOBIS ARDUI PLINTH, 3 O'CLOCK FACE: XIIITH PRINCESS LOUISE'S KENSINGTON/ BATTALION THE LONDON REGIMENT/ BATTLE RECORD 1/13TH BN NEUVE CHAPELLE AUBERS RIDGE/ THE SOMME 1916 THE SCARPE LANGEMARK THE SOMME 1918 ALBERT/ 2/13TH BN VIMY RIDGE SALONIKA BEERSHEBA JERUSALEM JERICO PLINTH, 6 O'CLOCK FACE: IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF KENSINGTON/ AND THOSE MEN SERVING IN KENSINGTON/ BATTALIONS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR/ KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918 1939-1945 PLINTH, 9 O'CLOCK FACE: XXIIND KENSINGTON SERVICE BATTALION THE/ ROYAL FUSILIERS CITY OF LONDON REGIMENT/ BATTLE RECORD VIMY RIDGE DELVILLE WOOD & GUILLEMONT/ THE SOMME 1916 BEAUMONT HAMEL & SERRE THE ANCRE/ GREVILLERS MIRAUMONT OPPY WOOD CAMBRAI

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: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Component

Cross
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 10668mm
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 1st July 1922
Attended by: HRH PRINCESS LOUISE DUCHESS OF ARGYLL

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 1st July 1922
Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Kensington

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: £11,000 0S 0D
Comments: None

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

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

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

The memorial stands on ground which was fromerly part of St Mary Abbots Churchyard. MEMORIAL PARK WAS CREATED FROM THE MONEY LEFT OVER AFTER THE MEMORIAL HAD BEEN BUILT. SEE OUR RECORD 12104 photo & press cuttings are in R Morris files. Lt Gnl Sir Francis Lloyd attended the ceremony & made a short speech.

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

Reference

LONDON'S OPEN AIR STATUARY by GLEICHEN PP 78-79 Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON

Reference

Research files of Richard Morris OBE

Reference

Kensington News and West London Times -/7 July 1922

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