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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Dover
Town
Dover
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Captain Richard Reginald Goulden
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 05th November 1924
    Attended by: VICE ADMIRAL SIR ROGER KEYES
  • Rededicated
    Date: 06 November 1949
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 05th November 1924
    Attended by: Archbishop of Canterbury
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1615
Current location
  • Dover Town Hall
    Biggin St
    Dover
    Dover
    Kent
    CT16 1DW
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TR 31644 41707
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Bronze statue of young boy. Figure hold cross in left hand. Statue stands on plinth which bears inscription. Walls of granite either side of plinth which bear names on metal plaques. Whole stands in garden of remembrance. Further stone within flower beds of garden.
Inscription
On the plinth: TO THE GLORIOUS/ MEMORY OF THE/ PEOPLE OF DOVER/ WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES FOR THEIR/ COUNTRY IN THE/ GREAT WARS/ 1914-1919 1939-1945/ (Names) On the stone in flower bed: THIS MEMORIAL/ WAS ERECTED BY PUBLIC/ SUBSCRIPTION FUNDS/ COLLECTED FOR DOVER/ PRISONERS OF WAR BEING/ ALSO GIVEN AS A THANK/ OFFERING BY THOSE WHO/ RETURNED SAFELY.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 782
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 782
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 21
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Surname.
Listing information
  • People of Dover 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 97-98 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK
  • Dover Express 23 November 1984
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Kent Messenger 25 June 1993
  • Other website doverwarmemorialproject.org.uk/
  • WAR MEMORIALS FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT by BORG, ALAN 101 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:LEO COOPER 1991 LONDON
  • Other website homepage.ntlworld.com/gareth.moore7/

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