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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Swale
Town
Sheerness
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
R L Boulton & Sons
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1947
Current location

Bridge Road
Sheerness
Swale
Kent
ME12 1RJ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 91818 74986
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Female figure surmounting a plinth, two steps and a small tablet resting on the lower step. The names are engraved on the sides of the plinth in black and there are short wrought iron railings around the top step.
Inscription
IN GLORIOUS MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF SHERNESS/ MEMORY OF/ SAILORS, SOLDIERS, AIRMEN/ AND CITIZENS/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ AND ALSO OF/ 1070 OFFICERS AND MEN/ OF H.M.S. BULWARK AND/ H.M.S.PRINCESS IRENE/ LOST IN SHEERNESS HARBOUR/ BY INTERNAL EXPLOSION/ NOV 26 1914 AND MAY 27 1915/ NAVY/ (Names)/ ARMY (Names)/ CITIZENS LOST IN H.M.S. PRINCESS IRENE/ (Names)/ KILLED IN ENEMY AIRCRAFT RAIDS/ NAVY/ (Names)/ ARMY/ (Names)/ CITIZENS/(Names) (AT BASE OF PLINTH) TRUE LOVE BY LIFE, TRUE LOVE BY DEATH IS TRIED/ LIVE THOU FOR ENGLAND, WE FOR ENGLAND DIED/ Second World War: ALSO IN COMMEMORATION OF/ THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945/ AND WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED/ IN THE BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE/ IN MINSTER ABBEY CHURCH
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, F
Akhurst, A
Allison
Allison
Amos
Anderson
Atkins
Ayling, W
Ayre
Back, H
See details for all 346 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 265
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 265
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, manner of death, additional, decorations.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 84
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 84
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, date of death, manner of death.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • 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
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
  • SHEERNESS 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
Swale Borough Council have planned to clean the memorial since Feb 2004. A more detailed plan has been drawn up in July 2006.
Costs

Site: Granted by Army Council.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucestershire Graphic 8 April 1922 Photo of sculptor working on statue
  • The Times 2 May 1922 p.13 col.b Unveiling by Adm Sir Hugh Evan-Thomas, CinC at the Nore.
  • A Glint in the Sky by M Easdown and T Genth p.152 Published:Barnsley: Pen & Sword 2004 Photo of memorial shortly after unveiling
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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