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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Thanet
Town
Broadstairs
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
E M Courtenay Pollock RBA RBS (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 01 January 1923
    Attended by: Unknown
  • Rededicated
    Date: 03 November 2002
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1550
Current location

Pierremont Park entrance
Junction Of High St And Pierremont Avenue
Broadstairs
Thanet
Kent
CT10 1SU
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 39384 67876
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A Latin cross, with a carved sword upon the 6 o'clock face of the cross. The cross is upon a stone base, on the 6 o'clock face of the base is a carved copper panel depicting a crucifix, soldiers and a battle scene. The base sits upon two stone steps.
Inscription
New Inscription : TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF OUR MEN/ AND WOMEN WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN BOTH WORLD WARS/ 1914 - 1918 1939-1945/ AND ALL OTHER CONFLICTS SINCE THEN Other faces: (Names) Old inscription: TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF OUR MEN WHO LAID DOWN THEIR/ LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ LAUS DEO
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Appleton, G W
Arnold, L W
Austen, H
Austen, T C B
Baker, W
Bean, F F
Bing, J H
Bishop, A T
Bishop, W G
Blight, S H
See details for all 158 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 159
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 159
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initial, surname, rank
    Order of information: surname, rank
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 65
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 65
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initial, surname, rank, regiment
    Order of information: surname,rank,regiment
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Relief
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 3000MM, height 4800MM, width 3000MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Broadstairs 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
2013 September: cleaned 2002: Memorial was at risk so was repaired and a new inscription made. 1963: Memorial refurbished
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Broadstairs War Memorial Refurbished and Rededicated, November 8, 2002 KM Extra
  • Broadstairs and St Peter's In Old Photographs, John Whyman, 1990, pg.18-19, Published by Alan Sutton ISBN 0-86299-523-x
  • Rededication Programme, 3rd November 2002
  • Isle of Thanet Gazette 8 November 2002

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