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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
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
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
12136
Current location

IN THE GROUNDS OF HOLLY HEDGE HOUSE
HOLLY HEDGE HOUSES TA CENTRE
Blackheath
Lewisham
Greater London
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 380 760
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
RUNIC CROSS OF ROUGH-HEWN GRANITE SURMOUNTING TWO PLINTHS
Inscription
NEW INSCRIPTION: 1914-1918 1939-1945 / IN MEMORY OF ALL RANKS OF THE 20TH 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: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 20FT
    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

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