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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Chiltern
Town
Chesham
County
Buckinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr Arthur G Walker RA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24 July 1921
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1945
Current location

The Broadway
Chesham
Chiltern
Buckinghamshire
HP5 1BX
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 95986 01744
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Life-sized figure of a First World War infantryman standing with his rifle butt resting by his feet and his hands resting over the muzzle. Figure surmounts a portland stone plinth and a base, with three bronze plaques mounted on the front face of the plinth, three bronze plaques on the rear face (with names incribed), and images carved into two sides. In front of this and flanking the sides are two portland stone pillars with bronze plaques on their front faces, inscribed with names from Second World War. All within a planted area.
Inscription
[Front face:] TO THE/ GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ THIS TOWN WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ AND TO HONOUR/ ALL WHO SERVED/ OR SUFFERED IN/ THE CAUSE OF GOD/ KING AND COUNTRY/ THEIR DEEDS LIVE AFTER THEM/ FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH/ 1914 - 1918/ [Names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, A E
Adams, T
Adnitt, J
Allen, C E
Arnold, R
Baker, A J
Baker, W
Baldwin, G
Barnes, B W
Barnes, J
See details for all 186 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 185
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 185
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 77
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 77
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Chesham War Memorial, including the surrounding stone kerb and outer fence
  • 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
Responsibility
Town Council
Reference

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