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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Kensington And Chelsea
Town
Chelsea
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Sir Reginald Blomfield RA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24 October 1920
    Attended by: FIELD MARSHAL SIR WILLIAM R ROBERTSON BART GCB GCMG KCVO DSO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
12144
Current location

Sloane Square
Chelsea
Kensington And Chelsea
Greater London
SW1W 8SB
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 28040 78680
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
At the west end of Sloane Square, opposite the Royal Court Theatre three octagonal steps surmounted by a two stage octagonal plinth, tapered shaft and cross with capped head. The whole in white stone. Inscription, incised on west face of plinth. Bronze sword on west face of shaft of cross.
Inscription
INVICTIS PAX / IN MEMORY OF THE / MEN AND WOMEN / OF CHELSEA / WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES IN / THE GREAT WAR / MDCCCCXIV / MDCCCCXVIII / AND / MCMXXXIX. MCMXLV / THEIR LIVES / FOR THEIR COUNTRY / THEIR SOULS TO THEIR GOD
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    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: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height 20FT
    Materials: Stone
  • Architectural details
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • SLOANE SQUARE 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
DATE UNKNOWN: GRAFFITI ON THE INSCRIPTION
Costs

Comments: Funded by public subscription

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Note. The 1914 - 1918 inscription is MDCCCCX1V and MDCCCCXV111. In roman numerals it should be MCMX1V and MCMXV111.

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