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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Dover
Town
Dover
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
SIR ASTON WEBB & SONS ARA RA HRBA HRE HRMS
Ceremony
  • Foundation Stone
    Date: 19 November 1919
    Attended by: Lt Col Prince Arthur of Connaught KG, KT, GCMG,GCVO, CB
  • Dedicated
    Date: 27th July 1921
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Dover
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27th July 1921
    Attended by: HRH Prince of Wales KG
  • Dedicated
    Date: 19 November 1919
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Dover
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1579
Current location

At Leathercote's Point.
Hawks Hill Road
Dover
Dover
Kent
CT15 6DT
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 37343 45206
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
An obelisk mounted on a plinth and square base, the dedication is written on the two sides of the plinth.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: THIS MONUMENT/ TO THE/ DOVER PATROL/ WAS ERECTED IN THE YEARS 1920 & 1921 BY/ PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION TOGETHER WITH THOSE/ AT CAP BLANC NEZ, FRANCE/ AND NEW YORK HARBOUR,/ AMERICA./ THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES SERVING THIER KING/ AND COUNTRY IN THE DOVER PATROL ARE RECORDED IN THE BOOK OF/ REMEMBRANCE IN THE TOWN HALL, DOVER, A COPY OF WHICH IS KEPT/ AT THE PARISH CHURCH, ST MARGARETS AT CLIFFE./ (Names) 3 o'clock face: THIS STONE WAS LAID BY/ H.R.H. PRINCE ARTHUR OF CONNAUGHT, K.G./ 19TH NOVEMBER 1919/ AND THE MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED BY/ H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES, K.G./ 27TH JULY 1921. 12 o'clock face: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN EVERLASTING/ REMEMBRANCE OF/ THE DOVER PATROL/ 1914 - 1919/ "THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE MAY/ WE BE WORTHY OF THEIR SACRIFICE"/ TO THE MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ROYAL NAVY AND MERCHANT NAVY/ WHO GAVE THIER LIVES IN SHIPS SAILING UPON THE WATERS OF THE DOVER STRAIT/ 1939 - 1946
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
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 25527MM
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Concrete
Listing information
  • The Dover Patrol Monument (War Memorial) and associated railed surround, steps and concrete posts
  • 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
Costs

Site: Earl Granville presented land for the memorial

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Responsibility
The Dover Patrol Memorial Trustees. On National Trust Property.
Reference
  • The Times 14 Nov. 1919 p.9;20 Nov. 1919 p.12
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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