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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Hammersmith And Fulham
Town
Kensal Green
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Sue Dring, P LINDSEY CLARK, T H Birchall Scott FRIBA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 December 1932
    Attended by: Ambassador of Belgium
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11 December 1932
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11889
Current location

Near to chapel
St Marys RC Cemetery
Harrow Rd
Kensal Green
Hammersmith And Fulham
Greater London
NW10
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 223 823
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Archway with two slender central columns. Wall with inscription on it placed immediately behind it. Sculpted figure of the Virgin Mary holding the body of Christ is placed on a pedestal that is positioned between to the two columns. Both figures have a carved nimbus around their heads. In front of the whole is a paved area with a low stone border around it Inscription carved above the archway, on a tablet set into the centre of the paved area, on the font of the pedestal and on the wall and sides of the arch. Carved foliate border on the arch and tops of the columns. Heraldic shield carved at the top centr eof the arch. Foliate branch twining around a medallion depicting a kneeling figure is carved on the tablet set into the centre of the paved area.
Inscription
Arch: BELGIAN SOLDIERS/ 1914 - 1918 Pedestal: GREATER LOVE THAN THIS NO/ MAN HATH, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN/ HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS/ S. JOHN. XV. 13 Tablets: (Unknown)( 15 line inscription in Flemish to left of Pieta; 15 line inscription in French to the right). Floor tablet: A NOUS/ LE SOUVENIR/ A EUX/ L'IMMORTALITE/ OEUVRE NATIONALE/ LE SOUVENIR BELGE/ 1914-1918
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 77
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 77
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename,year died,rank
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Arch
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Belgian 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
  • The Times 12 Dec. 1932 pp. 16, 17c
  • Buildings of England series by Various London 3: North West (1991, reprint 1999) p.207
  • Illustrated London News v.181 p.981 (17 Dec. 1932)

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