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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Southwark
Town
East Dulwich
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), VC or GC Recipients
Maker
D C VEAZEY
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th September 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11th September 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
12582
Current location

In Camberwell Old Cemetery
Forest Hill Road
East Dulwich
Southwark
Greater London
SE23 3EA
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 34854 74110
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
SQUARE LIMESTONE OBELISK WITH TWO CONNECTED PORTLAND STONE WALLS WITH NAMES ON BEHIND IT URN SURMOUNTS OBELISK. WREATH OF LAUREL LEAVES AT THE TOP. COATS OF ARMS OF THE THREE SERVICES AND THE BOROUGH ARE ON THE FRONT OF THE OBELISK
Inscription
ON CENOTAPH: OUR/ GLORIOUS/ DEAD/ THIS CENOTAPH WAS/ ERECTED BY SUBSCRIBERS/ TO THE WAR MEMORIAL/ OF THE BOROUGH OF/ CAMBERWELL AS A/ TRIBUTE TO ITS SONS/ WHOSE BODIES ARE REST/ ING IN THE CEMETERY AND/ THROUGHOUT THE WORLD./ AT THE CALL OF/ KING AND COUNTRY/ THEY LEFT EVERYTHING/ THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM,/ ENDURED HARDNESS/ FACED DANGER AND/ FINALLY PASSED OUT OF/ SIGHT OF MEN BY THE/ PATH OF DUTY AND/ SELF SACRIFICE./ THEY DIED THAT/ WE MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM/ AND AT THE LAST MUSTER/ THEY SHALL STAND BE/ FORE THE THRONE AN/ EXCEEDINGLY GREAT ARMY/ 1914 - 1918/ THEY PASSED BUT THEY/ COULD NOT PASS AWAY WALL BEHIND: (NAMES) WALL BEHIND: ON THE WALL TO THE EAST OF THIS PANEL/ ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF THOSE/ SAILORS AND SOLDIERS WHO ARE BURIED/ IN THIS ENCLOSED SPACE AND ON THE WALL/ TO THE WEST ARE THE NAMES OF THOSE/ BURIED IN THE OTHER PARTS OF THIS CEMETERY
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Aitchison, D J
Allen, W J
Bareham, F A
Bate, A J S
Bates, A
Beesley, S C R
Best, T W
Betts, M
Bevis, W J
Blake, W
See details for all 125 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 286
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 286
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,age of death,additional,decorations
    Order of information: surname,additional,rank,regiment,year died,age of death
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 500MM, height 4000MM, width C 1500MM
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • Camberwell Old Cemetery 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
1991: INSCRIPTION ON THE OBELISK IS POOR, THAT WHICH IS ON THE WALL IS GOOD
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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