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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Gravesham
Town
Gravesend
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR FRANCIS W DOYLE JONES
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th January 1922
    Attended by: General The Lord Horne GCB KCMG ADC
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11th January 1922
    Attended by: Bishop of Rochester
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
16427
Current location

Windmill Hill Gardens
Clarence Place
Gravesend
Gravesham
Kent
DA12 1HH
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 64974 73469
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Winged figure of Victory holding out a laurel wreath in her right hand. The figure is mounted on a tall plinth and two-stepped base. The dedications are written in inscribed lettering on stone tablets on the plinth.
Inscription
ERECTED/ IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL/ REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN/ OF GRAVESEND WHO FELL IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ NOT ONCE OR TWICE IN OUR ROUGH ISLAND STORY/ THE PATH OF DUTY WAS THE WAY TO GLORY/ (Names)/ IN GRATEFUL AND ENDURING/ REMEMBRANCE 1939 - 1945/ OF ALL THOSE MEMBERS OF THE ARMED/ FORCES AND CIVILIANS OF THIS BOROUGH/ WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Acott, Bernard
Aitken, Douglas G
Aitken, William Whiteley
Albert, Thomas James
Allchin, Sidney Milton
Allen, Herbert F
Allen, Reginald P
Allen, Thomas
Allen, William F
Allson, Ernest H
See details for all 548 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 548
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 548
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, decorations.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 3000MM, height 9200MM, width 3300MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Gravesend 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
DISMANTLED AND PLACED IN STORE DURING WW2 WHEN IT WAS DAMAGED BY BOMBING. RESTORED IN JANUARY 1947 WHEN WAR DAMAGE COMMISSION APPROACHED FOR FUNDS.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
GRAVESHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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