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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Greenwich
Town
Charlton
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Messrs Hoare & Sons (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 30th October 1920
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Woolwich
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30th October 1920
    Attended by: Brigadier General GHA White
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11871
Current location

Green opposite St Lukes Church
The Village
Charlton
Greenwich
Greater London
SE7 8UG
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 41464 77794
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Latin cross with Sword of Sacrifice set on a tapering shaft, octagonal plinth, and two octagonal steps. The plinth has plaques with the names of the fallen on the faces.
Inscription
TO THE/ GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF THE/ MEN OF CHARLTON/ WHO IN THE GREAT WARS/ 1914 & 1939/ GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT WE MIGHT LIVE/ THEIR NAMES/ ARE RECORDED IN THE BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE/ IN/ ST LUKE'S CHURCH
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 245
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 245
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, year died, forename, age of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Blue Pennant
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 584mm, width 431mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Charlton Village War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Kentish Mercury 22nd October 1920

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