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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Dover
Town
Dover
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 28 October 1922
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Dover
  • Unveiled
    Date: 8 December1947
    Attended by: Colonel Eric Gore Browne, D.S.O., Chairman of the Southern Railway.
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28 October 1922
    Attended by: Chairman of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway Managing Committee, R H Cosmo-Bonsor.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1588

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Current location

Note there are 2 Dover Cruise Terminals
Dover Cruise Terminal 1- the former Dover Marine Station
Western Docks
Dover
Dover
Kent
CT17 9EQ
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 32110 40160
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A granite base, on which is a black marble dedicatory tablet with gold lettering. A group of figures consisting of central winged Victory holding a torch in right hand flanked by a sailor to the left and a helmeted soldier with rifle to the right. At the back a bugler. Behind is a stone screen wall with central wreath with the dedications.
Inscription
Tablet: TO THE IMMORTAL MEMORY/ OF THE 556 MEN OF THE/ SOUTH EASTERN AND CHATHAM RAILWAY WHO FOUGHT AND DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914- 1918/ AND TO THE 626 MEN OF THE / SOUTHERN RAILWAY/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE 1939-1945 WAR. Wall: 1914 1918/ LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER SEE TO IT THAT THEIR NAMES BE NOT FORGOTTEN/ (Names)/ 5222 MEN OF THE SOUTH EASTERN AND CHATHAM RAILWAY SERVED IN THE WAR. OF THESE 556 WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED HEREON GAVE THEIR LIVES. Inscription (Lost?) AND TO THE 278 MEN OF THE EASTERN SECTION OF THE SOUTHERN RAILWAY WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE 1939-1945 WAR
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 556
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 556
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: initials, surname
    Order of information: surname, initials
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 626
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 626
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 2000MM, height 5000MM, width 2000MM
    Materials: Granite
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • CRUISE TERMINAL 1, INCLUDING ATTACHED PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY, WAR MEMORIAL, FOUR K6 TELEPHONE KIOSKS AND SHIP'S FIGUREHEAD BELIEVED TO BE OF THE BARQUE 'ROSEAU'
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Responsibility
Dover Harbour Board.
Reference
  • An image of the wall from 2012 www.disused-stations.org.uk/d/dover_western_docks/index4.shtml
  • Railway World May 1994.
  • Kentish Express and Ashford News 4 November 1922
  • Roll of Honour www.roll-of-honour.com/Kent/DoverMarine.html
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • THE DOVER WAR MEMORIAL PROJECT www.doverwarmemorialproject.org.uk South Eastern and Chatham Railway Memorial
  • Local Publication/Booklet 'Southern Region Magazine' January 1948 page 2 Unveiling of an inscription to the 278 men of the Eastern Section of the Southern Railway by Col Eric Gore-Brown, Chairman of the Southern Railway. (NB this inscription seems to have been superseded by the current wording.)
  • East Kent Gazette - Saturday 13 December 1947-MEMORIAL TO SOUTHERN RAILWAYMEN
  • The Railway Magazine v.51 pages 484-5 (1922)
  • Illustrated London News 4 November 1922 p.704
  • The Times 30 October 1922 page 9 col.c
  • Railway Gazette 3 November 1922 pp.555-557.
  • WAR MEMORIALS by WHITTICK, A pp.100, 103 COUNTRY LIFE 1946 LONDON
  • FOR YOUR TOMORROW: BRITISH SECOND WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 39-40 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1995 YORK

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