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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Lewisham
Town
Blackheath
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS G MAILE & SON LTD (Manufacturer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10th April 1920
    Attended by: HRH PRINCE ALBERT
  • Rededicated
    Date: 17th October 1954
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Woolwich
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17th October 1954
    Attended by: GENERAL SIR FREDERICK PILE BT., G.C.B., D.S.O., M.C.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 10th April 1920
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Woolwich
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
12136

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Current location

In the Grounds
Holly Hedge House TA Centre
Hare and Billet Rd
Blackheath
Lewisham
Greater London
SE3 0QZ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 38703 76414
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Celtic wheel cross of rough-hewn granite surmounting two plinths. On a panel of white marble set in to the plinth is carved the white horse of Kent, whilst on the lower step is carved the inscription.
Inscription
New Inscription: 1914-1918 1939-1945 / IN MEMORY OF ALL RANKS OF THE 20TH LONDON REGIMENT / (THE QUEENS OWN) WHO DIED IN BATTLE IN THE / GREAT WAR OF 1914-1918 AND THOSE IN SUCCESOR UNITS / WHO HAVE DIED SUBSEQUENTLY / THIS MEMORIAL HAS BEEN ERECTED BY THEIR COMRADES Original Inscription: 1914-1918 1939-1945 / IN MEMORY OF / THE OFFICERS, WARRANT OFFICERS, NON-COMMISIONED OFFICERS AND MEN / OF THE 1/20TH AND 2/20TH BATTNS THE LONDON REGIMENT / WHO FELL FOR THEIR COUNTRY DURING THE GREAT WAR, / IN BELGIUM, FRANCE, SALONIKA, EGYPT, PALESTINE AND GERMANY / 1915-1918 / THIS MEMORIAL HAS BEEN ERECTED BY THEIR COMRADES
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 6100 mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
History
MEMORIAL RENOVATED IN 1990. NEW AND REVISED EPITAPH PLAQUE ADDED IN 1989
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Kentish Mercury, 16 April 1920

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