Kensington

WM 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: Undefined

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

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

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

Subject/Period

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

Component

Cross
Condition: Good
Measurements:
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

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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