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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Kensington And Chelsea
Town
Chelsea
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Joseph Whitehead & Sons (Sculptor)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2119
Current location

In the out-store at Stevenage
not ordinarily available to the public
National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road
Chelsea
Kensington And Chelsea
Greater London
SW3 4HT
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 27850 77944
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • 106-113
    King Edward Buildings Post Office
    King Edward Street
    London
    City Of London
    Greater London
    EC1
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 31893 81388
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
A rectangular cuboid plinth, one face of which bears the incised commemorative WW1 inscription ; the other three faces bear the inscribed names to which it refers. Beneath the commemorative WW1 inscription, a separate bronze plaque is fixed to commemorate those who fell in the Second World War (whose names are not inscribed). N.B. When the memorial was erected, the plinth was the base for a cast bronze figure of a soldier, holding a rifle in his left hand and his helmet aloft in his right hand, with the debris of war around his feet. The bronze figure was destroyed in a fire in 2004; however, as the plinth was stored in a different location, it still exists.
Inscription
(Stone plinth, front face): IN MEMORY OF/OUR COMRADES WHO HAVE/MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ERECTED BY THE STAFF OF/KING EDWARD BUILDING G.P.O./AND E.C. BRANCH OFFICES (Plinth face 1): PIONEERS/ (names) (Plinth face 2): PRIVATES/ (names)/ ROYAL NAVY/SUB LIEUT/(names/ TELEGRAPHIST/ (names)/ LEADG SEAMEN/ (names)/ LEADG SIGNALMAN/ (names)/ SEAMEN A.B.s/(names)/ SEAMAN GUNNER/ (names)/ STOKERS/ (names)/ ORD. SEAMAN/ (names)/ ORD. SIGNALMAN/ (names)/ ROYAL AIR FORCE/ A.C.1/ (names)/ A.M. (2ND)/ (names) (Plinth face 3): ARMY/ LIEUTENANTS/ (names)/ 2ND LIEUTS/ (names)/ COY SGT MAJOR/ (names)/ SERGEANTS/ (names)/ CORPORALS/ (names)/ BOMBARDIERS/ (names/ LCE. CORPORALS/ (names)/ GUNNERS/ (names)/ SAPPERS/ (names)/ DRIVERS/ (names) (Bronze plaque attached to front face of plinth): IN MEMORY/OF THOSE/WHO FELL IN WAR/1939-1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alsopp, A A
Angel, J T G H
Annis, R W
Archer, F M
Badman, T
Bagust, H O
Baker, M
Ballam, H W
Banks, W H
Barrell, A
See details for all 321 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 321
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 321
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials, rank, decorations
    Order of information: Grouped by rank, then alphabetical by 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
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
History
2004: The bronze figure was destroyed in a fire. The plinth is in a good condition as it was in a separate location at the time and it remains in store at the Museum.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
National Army Museum
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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