Chatham Royal Naval Memorial To The Missing

WM reference
31234
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : April 1924
  • Unveiled : October 1952
Current location

MOD LAND KNOWN AS THE GREAT LINES
Kings Bastion
Chatham
Rochester Upon Medway
Kent
ME4 4NA
England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 76302 68000
Denomination: Undefined

Description

TALL STONE OBELISK SUPPORTED BY FOUR CORNER BUTTRESSES EACH WITH A LION COUCHANT. SEMI-CIRCULAR WALL ON THE TOWN SIDE BEARS WW2 NAMES TOWARDS THE TOP THE OBELISK BRANCHES OUT IN THE FORM OF FOUR SHIPS PROWS. ABOVE THEM ARE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE FOUR WINDS AND ON TOP IS A LARGE COPPER SPHERE REPRESENTING THE GLOBE. WW2 WALL FLANKED BY TWO FIGURES OF RN SAILORS ON THE ALERT. SHELTER BUILDING HAS RELIFES OF SEA HORSES ON THE PEDIMENTS AND FIGURES OF ROYAL MARINE AND GUNNER OF THE MARITIME REGIMENT ROYAL ARTILLERY

Inscription

IN HONOUR OF THE NAVY AND TO THE ABIDING MEMORY OF THOSE/ RANKS AND RATINGS OF THIS PORT WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE/ DEFENCE OF THE EMPIRE AND HAVE NO OTHER GRAVE THAN THE SEA

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 8515
Served and returned: 0
Died: 8515
Exact count: no
Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,forename
Order of information: regiment

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 10
Served and returned: Undefined
Died: 10112
Exact count: no
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Obelisk
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone - Portland
Listed?: No

Component

Plaques / Panels with names
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: April 1924
Attended by: HRH Prince of Wales KG

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: October 1952
Attended by: HRH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH

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

CWGC

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

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