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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Bexley
Town
Bexley
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Sir Reginald Blomfield RA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 November 1920
    Attended by: BRIGADIER GENERAL PHIPPS HORNBY VC, CB, CMG
  • Dedicated
    Date: 14 November 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1214
Current location

Hurst Road and Parkhill Road
Bexley
Bexley
Greater London
DA5 1HT
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 49242 73602
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two stepped octagonal base surmounted by plinth, and cross. Inscription carved on the sides of the plinth. Bronze sword placed on the front face of the cross.
Inscription
Front face: IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF THE BEXLEY MEN WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WARS/ 1914-1918/ LIVE THOU FOR ENGLAND WE FOR ENGLAND DIED Other faces: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Archer, Anthony J
Baker, Cyril P
Baker, Douglas S
Bland, Alfred E
Bloomfield, Leonard S
Bloomfield, Sydney H
Bridge, David
Bull, E Raymond
Burrige, Arthur C
Cannon, Kenneth E
See details for all 66 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 66
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 66
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 32
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 32
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname.
    Order of information: Surname.
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 7380mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
1991: Tender put out for the renovation of the memorial. Work to consist of cleaning and recutting of inscription.
Costs

Site: Unknown
Comments: The site on whihc the memorial stands was bought from Christ Church College, Oxford. It was on land that had been part of the Manor of Bexley. This had been owned by William Camden (1551-1623). On his death he bequethed the manor site to Christ Church College.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Bexley Council
Reference
  • Erith Observer and Belvedere and District Times 24 November 1919

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