Commonwealth Gates

Our reference
47929
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 6th November 2002

Current location

Constitution Hill,Westminster,City Of Westminster,Greater London,England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 286 798
Denomination: Unknown

Description

Four stone gate posts, two each side of road. Each is surmounted by a bronze urn. Country names are inscribed on the sides of the gate pillars. On north side of road is a domed pavilion (or chattri). Names of Victoria Cross and George Cross winners are inscribed within the domed roof.

Inscription

GATE PILLARS: INDIA PAKISTAN BANGLADESH SRI LANKA AFRICA CARIBBEAN KINGDOM OF NEPAL OUR FUTURE IS GREATER THAN OUR PAST CEILING OF PAVILION: (NAMES)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

VC or GC Winners
Total names on memorial: 70
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,forename
Order of information: Unknown

Subject / Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: no
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: no
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Component

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

Component

Gate posts
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 5400mm
Materials: Stone - Portland
Listed?: No

Component

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

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 6th November 2002
Attended by: HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: C £2.8 million
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

Architects plans on file

Reference

Other website http://www.mgtrust.org/

Reference

The Times 24 Feb 1999; 30 May 2002

Reference

'This is London' 30 Mr 2000, 7 Dec. 2000

Reference

Daily Telegraph 25 Feb. 1999;30 Mar 2000; 7 Nov 2002

Reference

Evening Standard 15 Jan 1999; 14 Dec 1999; 30 Mar 2000; 5 Apr 2000; 10 Apr 2000; 5 Dec 2000; 18 Oct 2001

Reference

The Guardian 25 Feb 1999; 10 Oct 2002

Reference

Navy News Mar 2001

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