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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Kingston-upon-thames
Town
Kingston upon Thames
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Captain Richard Reginald Goulden
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th November 1923
    Attended by: MR F G PENNY MP
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
12100
Current location

Shopping Centre Memorial Garden
on site of old Burial Ground
Church Street
Kingston upon Thames
Kingston-upon-thames
Greater London
KT1 1RJ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 17984 69297
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
BASE AND PLINTH SURMOUNTED BY MALE FIGURE REPRESENTING TRIUMPHANT STRUGGLE OF MANKIND AGAINST LIFE'S DIFFICULTIES, HOLDING TORCH REPRESENTING SELF SACRIFICE AND SHIELDING A CHILD. NAME PLAQUES ARE ON THE BASE
Inscription
PLINTH: IN HONOUR OF/ THE MEN OF THIS/ TOWN WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES/ THE GREAT WARS/ 1914 - 1919/ 1939 - 1945 PLAQUES: (Names) BASE: AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE / SUN AND IN THE MORNING / WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Buck, E L
Bucknole, W H
Bullen, E
Bulmer, A W
Burch, R A
Burcham, J
Burgess, E
Burridge, R G
Burton, W E C
Bush, C H
See details for all 547 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 624
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 624
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Kingston upon Thames 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
History
2005 Applied for grant from The Wolfson Foundation and English Heritage
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
ROYAL BOROUGH OF KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES
Reference
  • AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 94 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK
  • Percy Simmonds Photograph Collection
  • Carter Postcard Collection

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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