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Memorial type
Lost
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Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 05th November 1924
  • Dedicated : 05th November 1924
  • Rededicated : 06 November 1949

Current location

DOVER TOWN HALL,Biggin St,Dover,Dover,Kent,CT16 1DW,England
OS Grid Ref.: TR 316 417
Denomination: Unknown

Description

BRONZE STATUE OF YOUNG BOY. FIGURE HOLD CROSS IN LEFT HAND. STATUE STANDS ON PLINTH WHICH BEARS INSCRIPTION. WALLS OF GRANITE EITHER SIDE OF PLINTH WHICH BEAR NAMES ON METAL PLAQUES. WHOLE STANDS IN GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE. FURTHER STONE WITHIN FLOWER BEDS OF GARDEN.

Inscription

ON PLINTH BELOW STATUE: TO THE GLORIOUS/ MEMORY OF THE/ PEOPLE OF DOVER/ WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES FOR THEIR/ COUNTRY IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919 1939-1945/ (NAMES) ON STONE WITHIN FLOWER BED: THIS MEMORIAL/ WAS ERECTED BY PUBLIC/ SUBSCRIPTION FUNDS/ COLLECTED FOR DOVER/ PRISONERS OF WAR BEING/ ALSO GIVEN AS A THANK/ OFFERING BY THOSE WHO/ RETURNED SAFELY.

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 21
Served and returned: 0
Died: 21
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 782
Served and returned: 0
Died: 782
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Component

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

Component

Plaques
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Metal
Listed?: No

Component

Wall
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Granite
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 05th November 1924
Attended by: VICE ADMIRAL SIR ROGER KEYES

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 05th November 1924
Attended by: Archbishop of Canterbury

Ceremony

Rededicated
Date: 06 November 1949
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries

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

Unknown or N/A

Reference

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 97-98 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK

Reference

Other website http://homepage.ntlworld.com/gareth.moore7/

Reference

WAR MEMORIALS FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT by BORG, ALAN 101 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:LEO COOPER 1991 LONDON

Reference

Other website http://doverwarmemorialproject.org.uk/

Reference

Kent Messenger 25 June 1993

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

Reference

Dover Express 23 November 1984

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